Recent News

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:

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:

"Fifty Years On"

Updated: 23 June 2020

Steve & Chris’s New Album ***OUT NOW!*** To pay by PayPal click on the picture. Any other forms of payment email Chris for details:

Hartlepool Folk Festival Postponed to 2021

Updated: 13 June 2020

Hi All, hope you are keeping well. Hartlepool Folk Festival have taken the sensible decision, during these strange days, to postpone this years Festival, to October 15th - 17th 2021. Jonny and Joanie have managed to carry over this year's line-up to next year, so we'll have a special back together sing then! In the meantime, Take Care & Stay Safe, and we will see you down the road a bit. Cheers, The Wilson Family

Stay Safe Folkies

Updated: 21 March 2020

Wishing everyone well in these extremely unusual and difficult times. We will be back out and about singing and have The Welly Folk Club back up and singing, as soon as it is safe to do so. In the meantime, support your favourite performers where/when you can during these hard times; and, please take care of yourselves, we will see you for a bit sing down the road, hopefully sooner rather than later.

Wishing you all a Happy & Peaceful 2020 From The Wilson Family, with thanks to the wonderful Si Khan for this beautiful song:

Updated: 08 January 2020

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and A Peaceful New Year....Hopefully we will all wake up on January discover that this recent Trump/Johnson madness has all just been a very very bad dream!

"Taking Shape" - Mike's Solo Album - Released

Updated: 08 September 2019

Having been asked to sing solo for the first time at a UK Festival recently, and with no solo recordings to his name, Brother Mike has recorded a solo CD "Taking Shape" which is released 01.07.19. It is available from Magnetic North East Ltd & Hooky Mat Records: & Click on the above album cover image to be taken to the CD Order Page......In addition, keep an eye out here for upcoming news of the next Wilson Family Recording, songs are in rehearsal now, with a plan to record end 2019/early 2020, for release Spring 2020:

Upcoming Gigs

The Rose Theatre, Edge Hill University, Lancashire
18 January 2020 - The Rose Theatre, Edge Hill University, Lancashire, L39 4QP
Edinburgh Folk Club - The Wilson Family in Concert for John Barrows Big Birthday!
26 February 2020 - Ukranian Community Centre, Edinburgh, EH7 5AB
CANCELLED Foodbanks Fundraiser - Goathland Community Hub
20 March 2020 - Goathland Community Hall, North Yorkshire
CANCELLED The Grove Leeds
27 March 2020 - Leeds LS11 5PL
CANCELLED The Wilson Family at The Grand Union - A Singaround Special
20 April 2020 - We are calling in to the wonderful Grand Union Singaround for a bit sing on our way down South
CANCELLED Sharp's Folk Club London
21 April 2020 - Cecil Sharp House, London, NW1 7AY
POSTPONED TO 2021 Shepley Spring Festival
15 May 2020 - Shepley, West Yorkshire
POSTPONED TO 2021 Bamford Concerts
16 May 2020 - Bamford Village, Derbyshire
CANCELLED Gate To Southwell Festival
07 June 2020 - Southwell, Nottinghamshire
POSTPONED TO 2021 TBC Teignmouth Folk Festival - South Devon
20 June 2020 - Teignmouth, South Devon
TBC An Afternoon on the Terrace at The Cumberland Arms Newcastle with The Wilson Family
28 June 2020 - The Cumberland Arms, Byker, Newcastle, NE6 1LD
POSTPONED TO 2021 Cleckheaton Folk Festival
04 July 2020 - Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire
POSTPONED TO 2021 Date TBC Grimsby Folk & Acoustic
12 July 2020 - The Spider's Web, Grimsby, DN32 8LN
CANCELLED Music On The Marr - Cumbria
18 July 2020 - Castle Carrock, Brampton, Cumbria, CL8 9LU
POSTPONED TO 2021 Saltburn Folk Festival
14 August 2020 - Saltburn-by-the-Sea
POSTPONED TO 2021 Whitby Folk Week
22 August 2020 - Whitby, North Yorkshire
POSTPONED TO 2021 Tenterden Folk Festival
02 October 2020 - Tenterden, Kent
POSTPONED TO 2021 Hartlepool Folk Festival
16 October 2020 - Hartlepool Historic Quay
TBC The Gigg In Brigg - Brigg Live Arts
20 November 2020 - Brigg & District Servicemen's Club