Wildfire Folk is the Lichfield Youth Folk Ensemble, a talented group of players aged 10 to 25, delivering high-energy folk music performances – think juicy riffs, mind-blowing percussive rhythms and a lively tune section, combined with an impressive professionalism and great showmanship.
In 2009, Wildfire Folk was formed by Lichfield Arts as a Youth Ensemble to play music as it should be played – with enthusiasm, energy and style! Created as part of the Lichfield Arts Folk Arts project, Wildfire started off as a one off workshop and was so immensely popular that it quickly developed into a band in its own right, resulting in their first performance at the 2009 Lichfield Fuse festival.
Nobody would have believed that 10 years on, Wildfire Folk had released 4 EPs and be playing to audiences at festivals and fundraising events around the country. During this time, Wildfire have had the opportunity to perform as the support to leading lights in the folk music community including Steve Knightley (Show of Hands)
Wildfire Folk are constantly looking for new members aged 10 – 25, who can play any instrument to a Grade 2 or equivalent standard or above. If you are interested or know anyone who may be, please get in touch.
““Invigorating and danceable rhythms and tunes played with precision and energy by a refreshingly youthful gang of friends.””
— Steve Knightley (Show of Hands)
Chase Mist are an eclectic mix of traditional and original songs and tunes with influences as diverse as the Jackson 5 and Queen. Chase Mist are: Tessa Tunley, vocals, flute, guitar, percussion; Glenn Tunley, vocals, guitar, mandolin; Robin Draper, bass guitars, vocals; Catherine Gough, accordion, melodeon, whistles, percussion; Jemma Geoghan, fiddle.
Chase Mist have quickly gained a reputation on the Midlands folk scene as a polished and exciting contemporary acoustic/folk act. With their undoubted ability to spot or write a good tune they have come up with an eclectic mix of songs. This, coupled with solid musicianship and outstanding vocal ability makes them an act not to be missed!