Performers

AIYF is proud to be showcasing a range of music throughout this year’s festival, including big band jazz, indie pop and traditional music from both the UK and around the world. Look out for Norwegian fusion band How to Kiss a Frog, who will be performing alongside Scottish trio Tréol. You can also catch ukulele player Christopher Napier performing at events throughout the festival, and the North Shore Celtic Ensemble from Canada.

Sussex Steel
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Our pro band is a highly talented group of steelpan players, some of whom recently performed in the world steelpan championships in Trinidad. They regularly perform at functions such as private parties and weddings. The band have played at the music for Youth National Festival and steelpan competitions. Click here for more information  ... SEE DETAILS »
Sussex Steel
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Our pro band is a highly talented group of steelpan players, some of whom recently performed in the world steelpan championships in Trinidad. They regularly perform at functions such as private parties and weddings. The band have played at the music for Youth National Festival and steelpan competitions. Click here for more information  ... SEE DETAILS »
Atlantic North, USA
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Atlantic North hails from the mountains of Southern Appalachia and East Tennessee State University’s renowned Bluegrass. Old Time, Celtic and country music studies program. The band features all-star musicians who ignite contemporary tunes with high energy and breathe new life into the tunes of Scottish, Irish & Appalachian ancestors.... SEE DETAILS »
Tamana Pioneers (Trinidad & Tobago)
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Tamana Pioneers is a registered member of Pan Trinbago inc. Tamana Pioneers is a regular finalist in the National Panorama Competition. Click here for more information... SEE DETAILS »
Christopher Napier (UK)
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Christopher is a Banjo Ukulele player who plays in the style of legendary wartime entertainer George Formby. He has performed at numerous venues around the UK since the age of 8, delighting audiences with songs such as ‘Leaning on a Lamppost’ and ‘When I’m Cleaning Windows,’ made famous by the loveable Lancastrian. Aged 9 he became the youngest ever winner of the ITV1 show ‘Stars in... SEE DETAILS »
Tréol (UK)
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Tréol is an Edinburgh based trio comprised of two fiddlers (Kim and Mia) and a cellist (Freya). They play Scottish, Irish, English and Welsh traditional music. Formed in late 2015, the was chosen to make up three of seven young Scottish musicians travelling to the Arctic International Youth Festival in April 2016. They had an extremely enjoyable experience playing with other musicians and learning Norwegian... SEE DETAILS »
AIYF Traditional Music School: 31st July – 5th August
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The Traditional Music School is open to young people aged 11-18 and Grade 2+. The course aims to build on the success of both the previous Ceol Mor Big Band and Splore courses which the festival has led for the last decade. With experienced professional tutors taking the lead, participants will have the opportunity to explore traditional music with a contemporary twist. They are encouraged to... SEE DETAILS »
Fèis Rois (UK)
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The Fèis Rois National Ceilidh Trail is committed to supporting young people to continue performing, learning and developing their skills in traditional music when they leave school. It’s a fantastic summer job for any young musician aged 16-25 to develop their performance skills and experience life as a touring performer. Click here for more information... SEE DETAILS »

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