Our Ken's New Solo Album - 'Portraits' - ***OUT NOW!*** Posted by Alan on 15 July 2018

Recent News

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.

Proud Teessiders and a World of Friends Bid Farewell To Vin:

Updated: 21 June 2017

Over 800 people gathered at Middlesbrough Cathedral, Friday 16th June 2017, to bid farewell to Vin. Tears of Sadness & Joy in equal measure, a bit like a Vin Concert! We think our Teesside Folky Brother would have been well chuffed. A final eulogy from Emma, Tim, Katie & Louis, finishing with Pat's words, was perfect. We'll sing our songs of Teesside with even more pride as we head into this years Festival Season, with Vin & Betsy in our thoughts and therefore a smile on our faces!....Farewell Vin, Rest In Peace..."All The Very Best"!

The Wilson's May Musical Meanderings!

Updated: 14 May 2017

Looking forward to getting out and about during May: Bury St Edmunds, May 5th, Doncaster, May 13th, Clennell Hall, Northumberland, May 21st and Chester Folk Festival, May 28th. Venue & Contact details are on the gigs page of this website. Hope to see some of you down the road in May!

Upcoming Gigs

Darlington Mummers & The Wilson Family: "Do Christmas"
13 December 2018 - The Wellington Inn, High Street, Wolviston
South Shields Folk Club
16 December 2018 - The Customs House, South Shields, NE33 1ES
Chester Folk Day 2019
23 February 2019 - Hoole Community Centre, Chester, CH2 3AU
The Blaxhall Sessions
08 March 2019 - Blaxhall Village Hall/Blaxhall Ship, Suffolk
Seaside Folk Concerts: Saltburn Theatre
26 April 2019 - Saltburn Community Theatre - Saltburn-by-the-Sea
Chippenham Folk Festival
25 May 2019 - Chippenham
Wirral Folk Festival 2019
01 June 2019 - The Whitby Club & Grounds, Ellesmere Port, CH65 6QF
Saltburn Folk Festival 2019
09 August 2019 - Saltburn-by-the-Sea
Whitby Folk Week 2019
17 August 2019 - Whitby, North Yorkshire
Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2019
24 August 2019 - Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Hartlepool Folk Festival 2019
18 October 2019 - Hartlepool