Recent News

"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: chriswandanne@gmail.com

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 1st....to 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: www.magneticnorthest.com & https://hookymatrecords.uk/. 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

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