This week, I’m going to introduce you to the weird and wonderful world of Folk On. As you can probably tell from the name they are a folk band but, even more exciting than that, they are a comedy folk band! The group consists of Derek Tinkleberry (vocals), Donald Cornfoot (harmonica/ mandolin/ guitar) and Edmund Sidebottam (guitar).
I have had the pleasure of seeing them live a few times at Greenbelt Festival and I have to say, their performances and songs are nothing short of genius! They mix folk music and comedy in a brilliant, unique way and the interaction between the members of the group is great. The great thing about seeing them live is that each time they do a song, they make it slightly different so it’s always equally entertaining; they never fail to raise a laugh. This year at Greenbelt they even did a Coldplay ending to one of their songs- ‘Dad, I’m in love with a Morris Dancer’!
My favourite songs are ‘Ernie the Slug’ and ‘Alright’, but any one you can get your hands (ears) on is worth a listen. You can find them on Facebook and Twitter, as well as on their own website. People of the Internet, embrace the folk! 😉