Folk On
You Knows It
Main Stage
Performance Café

Folk On

  16:00 Main Stage and 18:30 Performance Cafe

Something’s stirring in the village of Little Dribblepatch…it’s Derek Tinkleberry, Donald Cornfoot and Edmund Sidebottam, otherwise known as Folk On – the finest comedy folk band to ever come out of the village of Little Dribblepatch.

Have you ever wondered who convinced Mumford & Sons to quit the removals business and swap their lorry for a tour bus? Well, it wasn’t Folk On, but they’d still like to think they were something of an inspiration to them Mumford boys (though they do owe Derek £10 for helping move a sofa once).

Folk On write and play folk songs of unity and community, of solving conflicts and unyielding happiness…with occasional songs about hopeless love lives, dead horses or Morris dancers. Like a brand new pair of slippers, there is something exciting yet entirely familiar about their music and stories. Folk On’s sound is honest and pure, with tight rural harmonies and melodies as sweet as village fete jam. Their songs and tales of rural life always bring a smile to the face, a laugh-filled tear to the eye and a desire to join in with a good old-fashioned village sing-along.

“Folk On have the rare ability to entertain teens and wrinklies alike…the cloth-capped threesome are an irresistible force of nature”
Cross Rhythms Magazine

“Folk On have made a niche genre accessible to a much younger audience…an experience not to be missed”
Greenbelt Festival Press

“Over the years Folk On have had and enormous influence on me…they’re the reason why I’m now a grave digger”
Milton Jones – TV Comedian


Derek Tinkleberry – vocals & shaker ‘things’
Edmund Sidebottam – vocals, acoustic guitar, banjo, beatbox & Somerset Pig Hunting Harp
Donald Cornfoot – vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, whistle, didgeridoo & mouth harp

Bradwell Festival is supported by Essex RAYNET