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FolkWest Aug 10-12: The Milk Carton Kids , caravan, Joy Kills Sorrow, Aboubacar Camara & Doundounba, The Capital city Syncopaters, West My Friend, The Archers, Crikeymor

Sun. August 12th 2012 11am - 9pm doors at 10am Royal Athletic Park (All Ages) 11am - 9pm doors at 10am
Presented by: FolkWest
Two Day and three nights of music at Royal Athletic Park.
Two Stages, 21 Bands, Food and Artisan Venders, Family Entertainment, Phillips Beverage Garden and more
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Together in the re-invented band Caravan, original members Daniel Lapp and Marc Atkinson promise a night of amazing music where various genres will intermingle and dance with daring energy and joyous abandon. Lapp has achieved global renown for his fiddle and trumpet playing, and has appeared with everyone from Elvis Costello to Rickie Lee Jones. ... more info

Aboubacar Camara & Doundounba (West African Dance Music)

Aboubacar Camara leads Doundounba in performing West African amasumbou music - a mingling of musical traditions - including ancient Guinean rhythms and popular West African dance-driven melodies of mandeng guitar. Their instrumentation is equally diverse, incorporating the balafon (xylophone), djembe (hand drum), doun doun (bass drum), kirin (sl... more info

West My Friend (Indie Roots)

other sites: myspace
Described as everything from indie-roots to chamber-folk, West My Friend has an acoustic blend of instruments and four-part harmonies that challenges the conventions of popular music. The band features pure and thrillingly elastic vocals with catchy arrangements of bass, guitar, mandolin, and accordion that draw from jazz, classical, folk, and pop ... more info

The Archers (Folk-Rock)

other sites: thearchersband
“The Archers, or if Mumford and Sons had sons: With influences drawn from the softer side of the rock spectrum, The Archers merry brand of music brings together warm harmonies, direct lyrics and pointed guitars. If the groups' aim with "The Sun Will Rise" was to create winning whimsical folk-pop, then The Archers have hit their target.” - Steve... more info
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