Deepdale Festival | 26th to 29th September 2024

Programme - Deepdale Festival

Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th September 2024


 
Kathryn Williams & Withered Hand - Deepdale Festival | 26th to 29th September 2024 - <p>'As befits her multi-arts background, Williams' songs scan like short stories' – MOJO</p>

<p>'Kathryn Williams has never made a bad record' – Clash Magazine</p>

<p>'Thank heavens for Withered Hand, who plies us with gorgeous pop solace and punchlines' – The Quietus </p>

<p>'He's up there with fellow Scots Belle and Sebastian; his tunes full of warm, woozy singsong charm' – Rolling Stone</p>

<p>Prolific singer-songwriter Kathryn Williams and recently reinvigorated troubadour Dan Willson (aka Withered Hand) have announced a collaboration album, 'Willson Williams', out April 26th via One Little Independent Records.</p>

<p>'Willson Williams' witnesses the meeting of two likeminded musicians who've built their successful, independent careers on inventive folk instrumentation, reflective and sincere lyricism, and not a small amount of self-deprecation. Their modest confessionals, written poetically and over nostalgic and atmospheric melodies, are as relatable as ever, and together they find new ways to unpack their feelings.</p>

<p>One overarching theme on the album is that of grief, when the writing process saw them both, tragically, in mourning for separate loved ones; Dan for his brother Karl and his friend Scott Hutchinson of Frightened Rabbit, and Kathryn for her friend, comedian and BBC Radio 4 presenter Jeremy Hardy. They explain that 'the initial premise and starting point for us was discussions and open conversations on bereavement. We'd both recently lost friends who were also in the public eye, and we talked about the strange place between personal loss and the communal grieving of a public figure'. Contrastingly, the music on 'Willson Williams' is warm, heartfelt and even cheerful, an opposing nature that is completely in keeping with both their humour and candidness. </p>

<p>Kathryn and Dan met in 2019 in a Spiegeltent at Edinburgh International Book Festival curated by Hollie McNish and Michael Pedersen. They began making music together, travelling for writing sessions at each other's homes, and became fast friends. 'We talk and spend time together' says Dan, 'and then it's almost like the next time we sit down to write, a synthesis of late-night kitchen conversations become distilled into the songs. It's hard to separate who's done what and where the songs sprang from. The writing and the friendship with Kath rejuvenated my own songwriting process enough to be able to do this'.</p>

<p>The record was made with the help of Creative Scotland who funded the recording, enabling the duo to enlist some of the finest talent the Scottish music scene has to offer; artists such as Louis Abbott (Admiral Fallow), Graeme Smillie (Arab Strap/The Delgados), Kris Drever (Lau), Chris 'Beans' Geddes (Belle & Sebastian), Pete Harvey (Modern Studies) and Kenny Anderson (King Creosote). Producer Rod Jones (Idlewild) recorded, engineered, and mixed the record at Post Electric Studio in Leith.</p>

Kathryn Williams & Withered Hand

Friday - Orchard

'As befits her multi-arts background, Williams' songs scan like short stories' – MOJO

'Kathryn Williams has never made a bad record' – Clash Magazine

'Thank heavens for Withered Hand, who plies us with gorgeous pop solace and punchlines' – The Quietus

'He's up there with fellow Scots Belle and Sebastian; his tunes full of warm, woozy singsong charm' – Rolling Stone

Prolific singer-songwriter Kathryn Williams and recently reinvigorated troubadour Dan Willson (aka Withered Hand) have announced a collaboration album, 'Willson Williams', out April 26th via One Little Independent Records.

'Willson Williams' witnesses the meeting of two likeminded musicians who've built their successful, independent careers on inventive folk instrumentation, reflective and sincere lyricism, and not a small amount of self-deprecation. Their modest confessionals, written poetically and over nostalgic and atmospheric melodies, are as relatable as ever, and together they find new ways to unpack their feelings.

One overarching theme on the album is that of grief, when the writing process saw them both, tragically, in mourning for separate loved ones; Dan for his brother Karl and his friend Scott Hutchinson of Frightened Rabbit, and Kathryn for her friend, comedian and BBC Radio 4 presenter Jeremy Hardy. They explain that 'the initial premise and starting point for us was discussions and open conversations on bereavement. We'd both recently lost friends who were also in the public eye, and we talked about the strange place between personal loss and the communal grieving of a public figure'. Contrastingly, the music on 'Willson Williams' is warm, heartfelt and even cheerful, an opposing nature that is completely in keeping with both their humour and candidness.

Kathryn and Dan met in 2019 in a Spiegeltent at Edinburgh International Book Festival curated by Hollie McNish and Michael Pedersen. They began making music together, travelling for writing sessions at each other's homes, and became fast friends. 'We talk and spend time together' says Dan, 'and then it's almost like the next time we sit down to write, a synthesis of late-night kitchen conversations become distilled into the songs. It's hard to separate who's done what and where the songs sprang from. The writing and the friendship with Kath rejuvenated my own songwriting process enough to be able to do this'.

The record was made with the help of Creative Scotland who funded the recording, enabling the duo to enlist some of the finest talent the Scottish music scene has to offer; artists such as Louis Abbott (Admiral Fallow), Graeme Smillie (Arab Strap/The Delgados), Kris Drever (Lau), Chris 'Beans' Geddes (Belle & Sebastian), Pete Harvey (Modern Studies) and Kenny Anderson (King Creosote). Producer Rod Jones (Idlewild) recorded, engineered, and mixed the record at Post Electric Studio in Leith.

           



This is the programme for Deepdale Festival 2024, our 7th annual festival.  We will host a fabulous weekend, with an amazing range of musical talent including national and local bands.  We'll keep adding to this programme up until the event.

To see photos of Deepdale Festival 2023, please see our Facebook photo album: www.facebook.com/media/


Thursday

Our opening evening of Deepdale Festival and an evening of live music you really don't want to miss.

There will be Live Music on the Brick Barn Stage & Courtyard Stage from about 5pm till about 11pm
 

Man The Lifeboats

Evangeline Gentle

 

Spotify Playlist

Want to hear the acts who are performing at Deepdale Festival 2024 ... Then please have a listen to our Spotify Playlist

Deepdale Festival 2024 Spotify Playlist

 

Friday

There will be Live Music on the Brick Barn Stage, Orchard Stage & Courtyard Stage from about 11am till about 11pm
 

Bonfire Radicals

Kathryn Williams & Withered Hand

Christina Alden & Alex Patterson

Elizabeth & Jameson

The Larks

Ross Stewart

Sakaash

Singing Bowls Meditation

Yoga

 

Sunday

There will be Live Music on the Brick Barn Stage, Orchard Stage & Courtyard Stage from 11am till late evening.
 

Brown Horse

The Henry Girls

Hawksley Workman

Sarah McQuaid

Annie Dressner

Jess Silk Trio

Luke Jackson

Alton Wahlberg

AWMTV

Singing Bowls Meditation

Yoga

 


Skinny Lister

Skinny Lister - Saturday - Deepdale Festival | 26th to 29th September 2024

Bonfire Radicals

Bonfire Radicals - Friday - Deepdale Festival | 26th to 29th September 2024

Brown Horse

Brown Horse - Sunday - Deepdale Festival | 26th to 29th September 2024

Granny’s Attic

Granny’s Attic - Saturday - Deepdale Festival | 26th to 29th September 2024

Kathryn Williams & Withered Hand

Kathryn Williams & Withered Hand - Friday - Deepdale Festival | 26th to 29th September 2024

Man The Lifeboats

Man The Lifeboats - Thursday - Deepdale Festival | 26th to 29th September 2024

The Henry Girls

The Henry Girls - Sunday - Deepdale Festival | 26th to 29th September 2024

Christina Alden & Alex Patterson

Christina Alden & Alex Patterson - Friday - Deepdale Festival | 26th to 29th September 2024

Hawksley Workman

Hawksley Workman - Sunday - Deepdale Festival | 26th to 29th September 2024

Lady Nade

Lady Nade - Saturday - Deepdale Festival | 26th to 29th September 2024

Polly Paulusma

Polly Paulusma - Saturday - Deepdale Festival | 26th to 29th September 2024

Sarah McQuaid

Sarah McQuaid - Sunday - Deepdale Festival | 26th to 29th September 2024

The Shackleton Trio

The Shackleton Trio - Saturday - Deepdale Festival | 26th to 29th September 2024

Annie Dressner

Annie Dressner - Sunday - Deepdale Festival | 26th to 29th September 2024

Evangeline Gentle

Evangeline Gentle - Thursday - Deepdale Festival | 26th to 29th September 2024

George Sansome & Matt Quinn

George Sansome & Matt Quinn - Saturday - Deepdale Festival | 26th to 29th September 2024

Jess Silk Trio

Jess Silk Trio - Sunday - Deepdale Festival | 26th to 29th September 2024

Lucy Grubb

Lucy Grubb - Saturday - Deepdale Festival | 26th to 29th September 2024

Luke Jackson

Luke Jackson - Sunday - Deepdale Festival | 26th to 29th September 2024

Alton Wahlberg

Alton Wahlberg - Sunday - Deepdale Festival | 26th to 29th September 2024

Christian Smith & The Heretics

Christian Smith & The Heretics - Saturday - Deepdale Festival | 26th to 29th September 2024

Ebb Tide

Ebb Tide - Saturday - Deepdale Festival | 26th to 29th September 2024

Elizabeth & Jameson

Elizabeth & Jameson - Friday - Deepdale Festival | 26th to 29th September 2024

Clark & Zuppardi

Clark & Zuppardi - Saturday - Deepdale Festival | 26th to 29th September 2024

Rich Quarterman

Rich Quarterman - Saturday - Deepdale Festival | 26th to 29th September 2024

The Larks

The Larks - Friday - Deepdale Festival | 26th to 29th September 2024

Bryter Than

Bryter Than - Saturday - Deepdale Festival | 26th to 29th September 2024

Ross Stewart

Ross Stewart - Friday - Deepdale Festival | 26th to 29th September 2024

AWMTV

AWMTV - Sunday - Deepdale Festival | 26th to 29th September 2024

Backpedal

Backpedal - Saturday - Deepdale Festival | 26th to 29th September 2024

Erin Elizaa

Erin Elizaa - Saturday - Deepdale Festival | 26th to 29th September 2024

Sakaash

Sakaash - Friday - Deepdale Festival | 26th to 29th September 2024

Singing Bowls Meditation

Singing Bowls Meditation - Friday - Deepdale Festival | 26th to 29th September 2024

Yoga

Yoga - Friday - Deepdale Festival | 26th to 29th September 2024