Recent News

A return to singing for The Wilson Family:

Updated: 21 July 2021

Well, it's been a long haul, and we are not completely out of the woods yet (always abide by the current C-19 safety advice and keep taking those vaccines Folkies!...)...However, we can now announce a couple of upcoming concerts, ALL OF WHICH ARE TICKETED EVENTS: June 13th, On The Terrace at The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle, June 26th "The Wilson Family Sing Sea Coal", as part of "Little Waterfronts: Legends of Hartlepool Headland" , and on August 29th a rescheduled Foodbank Fundraiser at Goathland, North Yorkshire. Keep an eye on the links on our Gigs Page for Ticket details for each of these and all upcoming events as they are added. We are very much looking forward to meeting up again for songs and banter!

Vin Garbutt Celebration March 11th to 14th 2021

Updated: 02 March 2021

We are delighted to be contributing to a schedule of special events over the weekend of 11th to 14th March 2021, in celebration of our great friend and fellow Teessider, the late, great Vin Garbutt. Check out the website pages by clicking on the above image for more details.

Happy New Year from The Wilson Family

Updated: 09 January 2021

Greatham Boxing Day 2020

Updated: 27 December 2020

For the first time since 1967, our good friends The Redcar Sword Dancers will be unable to perform the Traditional Greatham Boxing Day Dance & Play they revived. They have however set up something special for us all to share at 12 Noon 26.12.20. Click Brother Tom's new painting of the Redcar Sword Dancers to be taken to the Youtube Page.......Enjoy!....and hopefully we will see the Redcar Sword Dancers back in Greatham Boxing Day 2021:

Season's Greatings from The Wilson Family: Trincomalee in Winter - By Tom Wilson

Updated: 05 December 2020

Season's Greetings one and all. If you keep an eye on our diary dates, we will be starting to add details of our upcoming appearances as we start to head out of the C-19 Pandemic over the coming months. In the meantime, please continue to Take Care & Stay Safe!....We want to see you all fit and well and in fine voice when we meet up in 2021 and beyond!

Hartlepool Folk Festival 2020/2021

Updated: 12 October 2020

New painting of Hartlepool Historic Quay by Brother Tom.

Roy Bailey Remembered - Tribute Album

Updated: 09 October 2020

We were honoured to be asked to take part in a celebration of Roy's Life and Legacy at a special Towersey 2019 Festival Concert. A CD of that very special day "Roy Bailey Remembered" is released Friday 09.10.20. Proceeds from the sale of the album will go to "Friends Of Towersey Festival" to support them in their ongoing work to promote our music and develop new talent.....what you waiting for?! Go get your limited edition copy! Click on the image to be taken to the Towersey CD order page.

Festival Frustration - Part 3 - Tenterden Virtual Festival

Updated: 27 September 2020

Keep an eye out on the Tenterden Folk Festival website for our short appearance at the upcoming virtual Festival: http://www.tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk/

Festival Frustration - Part 2

Updated: 05 September 2020

This image is a new painting by Brother Tom, a view from atop the 199 Steps in Whitby, North Yorkshire, UK......Like many of you, we should be making our annual trip down to Whitby Folk Week, starting this coming weekend. Alas, not this year.....we have however, recorded a concert set at Whitby Abbey, which will be available to view from Monday August 24th onwards, as part of Whitby@Home 2020, Folk Week's online Festival. Click on Tom's painting for further Festival details. Hope you enjoy it if you get a chance to take a look and listen. If you do and can afford it, please donate what you can to Whitby Folk Week to assist them in getting things ready for the real thing in 2021! Take Care & Stay Safe and we will see you down the road for a bit sing hopefully very soon.

Festival Frustration!!

Updated: 08 August 2020

We are pretty sure you will all be missing the Summer Festival Season....we certainly are!.....However, we are sure you would agree that it has to be done, in order for us all to return safe & singing in 2021. Here is a new painting by Brother Tom: "Saltburn Cliff Lift"....a timely reminder, if we needed one, that we should be heading down to Saltburn this coming weekend for a bit sing. and a reminder too of three Teessider Legends and friends of the Wilson Family who contributed so much to Saltburn/Redcar Festivals over the years, John Taylor (JT), Betsy & Vin:

Upcoming Gigs

Celebrating Vin - An On Line Gathering
13 March 2021 - Recorded at and in aid of Saltburn Community Theatre
Shepley ON LINE Spring Festival
21 May 2021 - Shepley, West Yorkshire
Whitby Folk Week - ON LINE - TBC
21 August 2021 - Whitby, North Yorkshire
Goathland Hut: Foodbank Fundraiser 2PM to 5PM
29 August 2021 - Goathland, North Yorshire
Hartlepool Folk Festival
15 October 2021 - Hartlepool Historic Quay
Cleckheaton Folk Festival 2022
02 July 2022 - Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire
Whitby Folk Week 2022
20 August 2022 - Whitby, North Yorkshire