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Isle of Man
NoGood Boyo is a Welsh four-piece band (accordion, fiddle, guitar, double bass), named for a character in Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood. The band includes Bethan Rhiannon (Williams) and Sam Humphreys, who have visited the festival as accordion and guitar player respectively with leading Welsh band Calan. Bethan also includes her award-winning Welsh clog dancing in her performances.
With their uncompromising tagline, ‘Go loud or go home, boyo!’, NoGood Boyo are helping to take Welsh traditional music onwards and upwards.
The Lawrences are a highly-talented musical family group of Kirsty (whistle and cello), Katie (fiddle and keyboards) and Mark (guitar). They have represented the Isle of Man in a range of inter-Celtic and international events, but have only joined musical forces as a trio comparatively recently.
With a background in traditional music of all sorts, they also perform their own compositions – Katie is a particularly prolific composer.