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DRAGONHEAD

folk meets cajun

Dragonhead are a talented duo offering an eclectic mix of traditional & modern folk with a big slice of Cajun.

We use the word 'eclectic' without shame as our first recorded tracks were on a promotional compilation in association with other local artists and was indeed an eclectic mix of traditional, modern, unusual & new material.

Our aim was to promote a small group of artists ranging from old hands to new performers, from solo artists to groups which might be seen as if we are trying to be 'all things to all men' (& women) - this did however prove popular with a few local radio stations.

 

The new CD release 'On a Mission' was introduced to audiences at Warwick Folk Club on 30th September.

The cd features a broad mix of Traditional & Modern, with some Cajun & Country added. The compilation consists of four original tracks plus eight covers and a bonus track.

NEW for 2014 - Country meets Folk

Country meets Folk is a complete show with professional compere Dave Fry, & Dragonhead's mix of Cajun & Folk, augmented with some of the following artistes: Guy Rogers, top Bluegrass banjo & guitar player, formerly with the Down County Boys:. Brian Langtry singing a selection of Johnny Cash songs: Julie Neale & Rob Small offering a wide selection of folk & country tunes: Muriel Halpin singing a range of beautiful folk ballads accompanied by partner Rick on harmonica & percussion: Malc Gurnham & Gill Gilsenan - traditional & modern folk delivered in their own unique style.

Other artists will be added as the show returns to established venues and tours new venues.

 

BELOW

Lichfield Folk Fringe, Kings Head, 21st June - a little Cajun to get the toes tappin' & the joint jumpin'

Youtube link taken August 25th during the Alrewas Arts Festival at Alrewas Cricket Club

 

"Dragonhead - are an act capable of bringing a grin to the most jaded countenances & are worthy of an appearance on the main stage in future - difficult to categorise other than to give them a loose label of "good time music" & although they are capable of more serious things, they blister along incredibly effectively on Cajun numbers. "

The Living Tradition, Lichfield Festival of Folk (LF2 October 2014)

 

"October guests Dragonhead had everyone tapping their feet while they enjoyed a variety of songs and instruments being played. Their music drives a song along, and with John's clarity of voice and Anne's nimble fingers on the melodeon it's a great sound, much enjoyed by everyone."

Jug of Punch Folk Club, Sutton Coldfield October 2014

"Opening act, Dragonhead, played many folk favourites, with Anne's nimble Melodeon adding a dash of Zydeco & Cajun to the mix.

John's spirited guitar playing & fine, clear voice were well matched to the surroundings.

Such songs as I'll tell me ma, Fog on the Tyne were well received by the audience, Jake Thackray's & Steve Earl's Galway girl showed a more driving sound, and paying respects to the Sea Shanty singing tradition, South Australia helped to raise the roof, whilst the Cajun strains of Down on the Bayou were a suitable endin to the set."

L2F Festival of Folk, Guildhall, Lichfield Mercury 22nd October 2015

Market Place Stage, Warwick Folk Festival July 2016

 

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