Recent News

"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:

We're On The Road Again!

Updated: 19 June 2019

The Brothers continue on our 2019 Folk Singing Adventures, at Chippenham Folk Festival, May 25th & 26th:

Happy New Year One and All.

Updated: 16 February 2019

All the very best for 2019. We hope to catch up with you down the road for a bit sing during this year:

Two More For 2018

Updated: 09 December 2018

After a great year of singing, we finish 2018 with two local sings, Thursday December 13th, with our great friends The Darlington Mummers at our very own Welly Folk Club and Sunday December 16th, at The Customs House, South Shields. Then a festive break, ready for lots of singing in 2019! Happy Christmas and All The Very Best for 2019 from Us lot to You lot!

Following a Fantastic Festival Foray, The Wilson Family look forward to The Welly Folk Club November Specials:

Updated: 28 October 2018

Having enjoyed a Fantastic Festival Season, culminating in an outstanding HFF 2018. We are looking forward to some very special home-ground evenings at The Welly during November. Tom McConville & Tony Wilson Nov 1st, Robin Dale's "Down The Sands To Whitby Oh!" Nov 8th and The Noble Family November 22nd. All are Welly Welcome to come and join us!

The Wilson Family Summer Charabanc!

Updated: 21 September 2018

We are looking forward to heading out in our annual summer Folk Festival charabanc. Over the coming weeks we'll be singing at Saltburn, Suffolk, Whitby, Shrewsbury, Staffordshire, Hartlepool (of course!) and Manchester., see our Gigs Page for venue and contact details. Hope to see you down the road this summer... But first up, we head to Sage Gateshead, Saturday July 28th, to take part in "Folk On The Tyne" as part of the Great Exhibition of The North


Updated: 15 July 2018

Our Ken's New Solo Album 'Portraits' ***OUT NOW!***

English Folk Dance & Song Society - Gold Badge Citation - Full Citation now available on EFDSS website

Updated: 04 June 2018

The full Citation by Kathryn Tickell is now available to view on the EFDSS website. Work is underway to have the full Presentation Concert up on the Hartlepool Folk Festival website. Watch this space!

EFDSS Gold Badge Award Announcement

Updated: 08 September 2017

We are delighted to have been awarded the prestigious English Folk Dance & Song Society (EFDSS) Gold Badge Award. And equally delighted to be able to accept the award at a Presentation to be held on the first night of this year's Hartlepool Folk Festival, October 13th.

Summer Festivals Second Leg

Updated: 16 August 2017

The Wilson Family are back off on the road again, for the second leg of our Summer Festivals. After an excellent Saltburn, we are heading off to Whitby Folk Week, Shrewsbury & Settle over the next couple of weeks, See our gigs page for details.

Upcoming Gigs

Deal Folk Concert
14 September 2019 - The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, Essesx
Cressing Folk Festival
15 September 2019 - Cressing Temple Barns: Braintree, Essex
Hartlepool Folk Festival 2019
18 October 2019 - Hartlepool
Cottingham Live
30 October 2019 - Cottingham, Humberside, East Yorkshire
Beehive Folk Club
01 November 2019 - Harthill, Sheffield
South Shields Folk Club
15 December 2019 - South Shields, Tyne & Wear
Darlington Mummers & The Wilsons "Do Christmas"!
19 December 2019 - The Welly Folk Club
Edinburgh Folk Club - The Wilson Family in Concert for John Barrows Big Birthday!
26 February 2020 - Ukranian Community Centre, Edinburgh, EH7 5AB
Shepley Spring Festival
15 May 2020 - Shepley, West Yorkshire
Bamford Concerts
16 May 2020 - Bamford Village, Derbyshire
Milkmaid Folk Club, Bury St Edmunds
05 June 2020 - Suffolk