Bookends have been singing together since 2012 at Festivals and Folk Clubs throughout the UK, and love hearing new songs that we can add to our growing collection. We sing a range of songs from around Britain - songs both old,new and self penned. What makes Bookends unique is that we sing un-accompanied and in unison. We like our songs to speak for themselves without hindrance or embellishments.
Our influences are and inspiration come from people such as Dougie McLean, Silly Wizard, Ken Campbell, Brynn Philips, Dave Francey and Ewen Carruthers amongst others. They like to think that they add their own special touch to the arrangements. Our main criteria is that the songs we sing much touch our hearts and we hope touch yours.
We regard our songs as friends, each with a story to tell, inspirational, joyous and more often than not, poignant.
In 2018 we are performing at a number of festivals and events, Clennel Hall Festival, Maddy Prior's Stepping Stones Gathering, Tempo Radio Wetherby, Folk and Blues Show, Folk On The Lawn - Tintern Abbey, Lake District Folk Weekend, Settle Folk Gathering. We would be delighted to bring our Songs and Stories to your Festival / Event