Rising stars added to Hatfield music festival Folk by the Oak

PUBLISHED: 17:08 25 February 2019 | UPDATED: 12:43 26 February 2019

The Trials of Cato will appear at Folk by the Oak 2019 at Hatfield House. Picture: Supplied by JSL Productions / Folk by the Oak.

The Trials of Cato will appear at Folk by the Oak 2019 at Hatfield House. Picture: Supplied by JSL Productions / Folk by the Oak.

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Another two acts have been added to the line-up for an annual music festival taking place in Hatfield Park this summer.

Brìghde Chaimbeul will appear at Folk by the Oak 2019 at Hatfield House. Picture: Supplied by JSL Productions / Folk by the Oak.Brìghde Chaimbeul will appear at Folk by the Oak 2019 at Hatfield House. Picture: Supplied by JSL Productions / Folk by the Oak.

Folk by the Oak organisers have announced two more Acorn Stage acts.

The Trials of Cato and Brìghde Chaimbeul will appear at the all-day folk and acoustic showcase taking place in the grounds of Hatfield House on Sunday, July 14.

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Talented trio The Trials of Cato have been hugely inspired by world travels, particularly a year in Lebanon where they honed their sound from a hybrid of traditional influences.

Since returning to the UK they have been performing tirelessly, earning a reputation for shows that “stun audiences wherever they play”.

A native Gaelic speaker with a style rooted in her indigenous language and culture, Skye musician and piper Brìghde is one of Scotland’s fastest rising stars, with performances at a host of major festivals last summer.

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First coming to popular attention in 2016 as winner of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, Brìghde was also nominated for Scots Trad Music ‘Up and Coming’ Award in 2017.

A spokesperson for FBTO said: “Our Acorn Stage has always been a place to showcase incredible new talent, so we are thrilled that The Trials of Cato, one of the most exciting discoveries on the UK folk circuit today, will be joining us in July.

“We are also delighted to announce Brìghde Chaimbeul, accompanied by the renowned Scottish fiddle player Aidan O’Rourke of Lau, will also be joining the Acorn Stage line-up.

“We highly recommend that anyone joining us on July 14 makes sure they catch these incredible acts!”

The latest festival additions will join Elephant Sessions and Grace Petrie on the smaller Acorn Stage in the Queen Elizabeth Oak Field.

• Tickets for Folk by the Oak are available via www.folkbytheoak.com

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