Artist No. 3: Folk On — Taking a tour of my music collection

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! 😉

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