TRELAWNYD’S very own family run folk festival returns this summer.

Folk at the Hall (FATH) will once again see some of the biggest folk acts from across the UK, as well as their biggest fans, pack into the village for two another two unmissable days of music on Friday, July 5 and Saturday 6.

Moving proceedings to a day earlier this year, the festival will be headlined on Friday by BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Horizon Award winners Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys and folk supergroup The Tweed Project on the Saturday night.

Having already recorded and produced over 10 acclaimed records, had multiple live sessions and airplay on BBC Radio 2 and 3, and his music regularly featured on Sky Arts and Sky Sports, it’s hard to believe that 24-year-old Cornwall-based folk singer, producer and multi- instrumentalist Sam Kelly has only been performing live for four years.

Joining Sam in the full band line up for FATH are Ciaran Algar on the fiddle, Jamie Francis on banjo, Toby Shaer on flutes, pipes and whistles, fiddle, cellist Graham Coe , Archie Moss on the melodeon and Evan Carson on percussion.

Expect Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys to breathe new life into traditional music, with haunting harmonies, soaring tunes and melodies, charming anecdotes and instrumental performances of the highest calibre, all led by Sam’s unmistakable vocals.

The Friday will also welcome the return of Ryan Young & Jenn Butterworth as well as vibrant six-piece and powerful new force on the folk scene Heisk

A spokesperson for FATH said: “The music is at the heart of what we do. Friday has become the more lively part of the experience. We book more upbeat bands, and, although there are chairs, we leave space for dancing.”

Saturday’s event is seated, and will present a more chilled out affair with a supporting line up of Siobhan Miller, Jackie Oates, Adam Holmes & The Embers, Luke Jackson, Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith, Project Smok and Jack Rutter.

Headliners The Tweed Project is made up of members of some of the UK’s most successful folk acts including Greg Russell and Josie Duncan vocals, Ciaran Algar on fiddle, guitarist Pablo Lafuente, Evan Carson on Percussion and Ali Levack on whistles and pipes.

The aim of the project is to find common ground between the Scottish and English folk tradition- two cultures which live extremely separate lives despite sharing so many similarities.

Tickets start at £25, with full weekend and camping options available, and are selling fast.

To make sure you catch this incredible festival experience click here to book and for more information.