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Angel Olsen

Angel Olsen hails from sunny, gorgeous, post-industrial St. Louis, Missouri. Beginning her performing career at age 16 in coffee shops, she now hones her craft in Chicago, Illinois, with recent tours to both seaboards and upcoming collaborations with members of the national indie music scene. Her intimate songwriting is coupled with a strong, ethereal tone and hypnotic rhythm acoustic guitar, borrowing from influences as varied as Skeeter Davis and homespun Americana to Spanish guitar and the French New-Wave chanteuse Francoise Hardy.

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Paddy Keenan

Paddy Keenan (b.1950) is an Irish player of the . Keenan was born in Trim, County Meath. His father and grandfather were both uilleann pipers, and his father, Johnny Keenan, spent many nights playing along with piper Johnny Doran. He began playing at the age of nine, and at the age of fourteen he played at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin. He then turned towards blues and rock and toured England and Europe when he was seventeen.

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Mànran

Mànran are a band from Scotland, formed in 2010. Their music features guitar, accordion, fiddle, Highland pipes, Uilleann pipes, flute and drums, and songs in Gaelic.
The band members are Norrie MacIver, Gary Innes, Ewen Henderson, Calum Stewart, Ross Saunders and Scott Mackay.
Mànran released their first single, "Latha Math", in January 2011. http://manran.co.uk

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Lynne Hanson

Some call it country, some call it roots-and-blues, and others call it rough-around- the-edges folk. Lynne Hanson calls her music "porch music with a little Texas red dirt."

It’s a sound that’s been receiving applause from enamoured critics and devoted fans in Canada, the US, Europe and Australia, garnering Hanson the 2010 Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award, a 2009 Canadian Folk Music Award nomination, and a place as a finalist in the prestigious 2009 Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk competition.

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The McCalmans

The McCalmans are a Scottish folk band. Formed in 1964, the original members were Ian McCalman, born 1 September 1946 in Edinburgh, Hamish Bayne born in Nairobi, Kenya and Derek Moffat born near Dundee, Fife. Hamish left the band and was replaced by Nick Keir. Derek died of cancer in 2001 and was replaced by Stephen Quigg.

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Ben Taylor

Ben Taylor (born Benjamin Simon Taylor on January 22, 1977) is a musician and actor. He is the son of James Taylor and Carly Simon. His sister, Sally Taylor, is also a musician. On his first released album Famous Among the Barns and his EP #1, Taylor collaborated with friends Adam MacDougall and Larry Ciancia to form The Ben Taylor Band. However, ultimately deciding that this path (which yielded music that Taylor describes as "neo-psychodelic folk funk") was not his true musical nature...

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Skinz BSP

Born in Dublin, Ireland and moving to the East End of London at the age of 3, Skinz was a very shy girl and, although a great fan of music, it was not until she was in her early twenties that she desired to pursue music as a career. During high school she was encouraged by music instructors who wanted to boost her confidence, to joining multiple choirs and eventually performing solo pieces during end of year music recitals.

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