Folk On Foot Front Room Festival 2

Help us to stage another amazing virtual folk festival on Spring Bank Holiday Monday – 25th May  – and give your support to musicians who’ve lost their livelihoods during the coronavirus lockdown.  

The lineup: Cara Dillon and Sam Lakeman, Chris Wood, Duncan Chisholm, Eliza Carthy, Frank Turner and Jess Guise, Gwilym Bowen Rhys, John Smith, Johnny Flynn, Kate Rusby and Damien O’Kane, Kathryn Tickell, Kitty Macfarlane, O’Hooley and Tidow, Richard Thompson, Rioghnach Connolly and Ellis Davies - all playing sets of 30 minutes each in their front rooms. Plus: the online premiere of a behind the scenes film of The Unthanks shot during their recent “Unaccompanied” tour and featuring beautiful performances at London’s Union Chapel.

When: Spring Bank Holiday Monday 25th May from 2pm BST for over seven hours of unique music.

Where: from the Folk on Foot YouTube Channel and Facebook page – direct to your front room.

Donate to make it happen
Half the money we raise will go to the charity Help Musicians – which supports musicians undergoing financial hardship – and the other half will be divided equally between the artists who take part in the Festival. Music is hugely important in lifting our spirits and salving our souls in these troubling times, so please make a donation to support the talented people who create it.


How your donations will be processed

This fundraising campaign is run by Matthew Bannister, the host of Folk On Foot, and Owen Ralph, the podcast's Digital Marketing Manager. Once the campaign has closed, Matthew will withdraw the money from GoFundMe directly (under his full name, Richard Matthew Bannister). 50% of the money raised will be shared between the artists, who will be paid directly by bank transfer. The other 50% will be paid directly to Help Musicians UK via bank transfer.

Donations ()

  • John Girardeau  
    • £15 
    • 49 mins
  • Pam Mikos 
    • £25 
    • 1 hr
  • Jason Eyre 
    • £10 
    • 2 hrs
  • Anonymous 
    • £20 
    • 2 hrs
  • Joe Hamilton 
    • £10 
    • 3 hrs
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Fundraising team: Folk On Foot (3)

Matthew Bannister 
Raised £3,201 from 138 donations
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Richard Bannister 
Owen Ralph 
Team member
Raised £210 from 11 donations
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