Folk on the hill festival rotating sun

Harrow’s 1st (we think) Folk and Craft festival. Based around the main venue of the Ryan Theatre, we are presenting a weekend festival.

Saturday 10th to Sunday 11th August 2019 Harrow-on-the-Hill, West London

Feature artists include - Reg Meuross, Holy Moly and the Crackers, India Electric Co. and many others.

Festival attractions

Featured artists, up and coming singers and musicians, dance troops, various workshops, story-telling, food, drink, crafts and Good Company.

Folk on the hill - Ryan Theatre
Folk on the hill festival saturday line up


Will Kaufman


Grace Petrie

Holy Moly and the Crackers

Folk on the hill festival sunday line up


Herga Folk Club (various artists)

Ron Truman-Border

Jack Cookson

India Electric Company

Reg Meuross

Folk on the hill festival tickets

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Standard - £95 two day

Entry to all events at Ryan theatre and workshops

Concessions - £80 two day

Entry to all events at Ryan theatre and workshops

Single day tickets – £55

Entry to all events at Ryan theatre and workshops

Single day ticket concessions – £45

Entry to all events at Ryan theatre and workshops

Concessions include – youngsters 0-17, oldsters 60+, disabled and carers (limited number of wheelchair spaces), Blue Light card holders and their families, teachers, unwaged, groups of 4 or more. Early Bird Tickets (till the end of May). Basically, if you can’t get a concessionary ticket you’re not trying.

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Folk on the hill festival biographies

Holy Moly & The Crackers

Holy Moly & The Crackers make riotous party music for the masses. Their upcoming third album, ‘Take A Bite’ (released April 5th 2019 on the band’s own Pink Lane Records), is concise, passionate take on folk, blues and indie rock. The sound of a band who have been searching and experimenting for several years; arriving at a place where they can say “this is who we are and this is where we want to go”.

HMATC Webpage -

Reg Meuross

Reg Meuross is quite simply an astounding songwriter and musician. With songs ranging from heart warming expressions on what it means to be English (England green and England grey) through eye-opening insights into modern day working Britain (Angel in a blue dress) by way of observances on the human condition (Leaving Alabama) to heart rending historical tributes which still have meaning (For Sophie). It is this song writing skill that has artists such as Seth Lakeman and Pete Townsend wanting to work with Reg and all delivered with incredible humanity, humour and musicianship. "Reg proves himself one of the key songwriters of our age." David Kidman, Fatea Magazine.

Reg's Website -

Grace Petrie

Grace Petrie’s unique takes on life, love and politics, and the warmth and wit with which they are delivered, have won over an army of loyal fans across the alternative, folk, political and comedy scenes. She’s toured with Billy Bragg and Frank Turner, supported comedians Robin Ince and Josie Long, and collaborated with Leon Rosselson and Peggy Seeger. She has been a frequent guest on BBC Radio 4’s the Now Show and has appeared on Channel 4’s Random Acts. Her new album ‘Queer As Folk’ was released Sept ’18. ‘She’s the urgent, pulsing, compassionate talent this world desperately needs.’ The Observer ‘She writes the sort of songs you want to pin the lyrics of on your bedroom wall, or on the office door, to remind you and everyone else who might read them what is important and true’ Buzz Magazine

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India Electric Company

How do you create the India Electric Company ?
Easy recipe, steep in folk tradition for a good few years, add two good dollops of personal inspiration then stew for a couple of years on the folk circuit and finally present the finished dish within pleasant surroundings.
FATEA Band of the year 2018 award winners and hugely respected musicians and a set that leaves you thinking “wow”.

IEC website -

Will Kaufman

Will Kaufman a.k.a. Professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston, a.k.a. that guy who can really play, sing and delivers a Woody Guthrie song like it should be. a.k.a. You know, the one who wrote all those books, the one who was on TEDTalks, the one ... Not only are Will's sets insightful and well researched, his delivery is slick entertaining and very humorous (correct spelling). Oh, he can play and sing a bit as well - not to be missed.

Will's Webpage -

Ron Truman-Border

Ron Truman-Border is a wonder. With consummate professionalism Ron's songs will take the listener from the shady side of life back to days when little English boys dreamed dreams of America and back again. As tribute songs go Ron's tribute to Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Green stands on a par with American Pie and Master Blaster Jammin.

Ron's Website -

Jack Cookson

Jack Cookson is annoyingly young, irritatingly gifted and his only redeeming features being his disarming charm, effortless politeness and wonderful musicianship. He is a talented multi-instrumentalist performer/session musician, singer/song writer, producer and after lunch .... Don't take our word for this, his prior appearances with Franz Nicolay, Cory Branan and Ralph McTell speaks volumes as does his 2016 nomination as one of four finalists for BBC Radio2 Young Folk Award.

Jack's Website -

The Beaubowbelles

The very stylish London based Beaubowbelles bring their sophisticated sound to "Folk on the Hill". Having won the 'Introducing Stage' at the 2018 Great British Folk Festival they already have a significant following.

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Bernard Hoskin

Acoustic roots singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Cambridge. An experienced performer who plays a mixture of original songs, traditional folk and covers on 6 and 12 string guitar and mandola.
Bernard's Website -

Folk on the hill festival map

By Car

Parking available at John Lyon school (about ½ mile from the Ryan Theatre) – Free minibus service to and from the Ryan Theatre for 2 hours before festival and at the end - each day. Number of spaces tbc, address : The John Lyon School, Harrow on the Hill, Harrow HA2 0HN

By Train

Harrow on the Hill station is Metropolitan Underground line and also has an British Rail service. Free minibus service to and from Harrow on the Hill station for 2 hours before festival and at the end - each day.

By Bus

Harrow on the Hill Bus station has numerous services. More information about the connections and the map of the area.

Folk on the hill festival venues

Main Stage

The Ryan theatre is a modern, well appointed and comfortable theatre which although it has seating for over 300+ guests has a very intimate feel. This venue is Folk-On-The-Hill's main stage and all featured artists will be performing here along with (time permitting) a stage for introducing less experienced acts who deserve and would benefit from playing to a large audience. Food and drink will be available outside the auditorium with a pleasant garden area as it's dining area.

The Castle

There’s always something going on here at The Castle, whether you’re looking for the liveliness of our Acoustic nights or the tranquility of our beer garden with fantastic drinks and our delicious fresh menu. There’s something for everyone at Harrow's historic local.