New album celebrates the best of Towersey Festival 2015

Towersey Festival 2015 mixtape

Towersey Festival 2015 – Various Artists

Released Monday 18 May 2015
Available for download via or

Forty-seven years after their last release, Towersey Festival has announced a second album.

The 18 track compilation, titled simply Towersey Festival 2015, features an array of rarities, album tracks, singles and exclusives from a selection of artists due to appear at this year’s festival.
Among the contributors are Aussie troubadour Kim Churchill, multi-award-winning duo Chris While and Julie Matthews, the hotly tipped Keston Cobblers’ Club, and singer-songwriter Lisbee Stainton.

They’re joined by respected multi-instrumentalist Luke Daniels, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, The Askew Sisters (winner of Spiral Earth’s Trad Folk Award 2015), Gaelic Singer Of The Year Mischa Macpherson, and Rob Heron And The Tea Pad Orchestra (The Americana Music Association’s UK Americana Band 2015).

Also included is folk legend Roy Bailey, whose I Thought I Had No Voice features guests Martin Simpson and Andy Cutting. Towersey Festival Patron Roy took part in the very first festival, back in 1965, and has continued to appear regularly since, including an emotional appearance at 2014’s 50th anniversary.

The album is available from Monday 18 May 2015 as a free/ pay-what-you-want download via the festival website:

Towersey Festival 2015 is the long-awaited follow up to the now highly collectable Festival At Towersey album. Released in 1968, good condition vinyl copies can now fetch £80-plus.

One of the UK’s oldest independent music festivals, Oxfordshire’s Towersey Festival mixes appearances from renowned folk, acoustic and roots artists with an extensive programme of workshops, theatre and circus performances, film and family-friendly activities, plus music instrument and craft stalls, gourmet street food, real ale and cider. The 2015 festival runs from Friday 28 to Monday 31 August 2015.

Full Tracklisting:

  1. Keston Cobblers’ Club – The Children Who Wear Socks On Their Heads
  2. Kim Churchill – Canopy
  3. Lisbee Stainton – Navigating
  4. Luke Daniels – Way Back Home
  5. Mischa Macpherson – Leanabh an Oir
  6. Chris While and Julie Matthews – Gone Girl Gone
  7. Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin – Silbury Hill
  8. Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra – High Speed Train
  9. Ninebarrow – The Sea
  10. Salt House – Katie Cruel
  11. The Askew Sisters – The Maid on the Shore
  12. Roy Bailey, featuring Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting and Marc Block – I Thought I Had No Voice
  13. The Dovetail Trio – Two Magicians
  14. King Kontra – Skunk In The Hosepipe
  15. Maniere des Bohemiens – I Got Rhythm
  16. Steamchicken – Oh Mary Don’t You Weep (Mix)
  17. Chalktown – Burning Down The Barn-Those Pesky Kids
  18. Elvis Fontenot – Elvis Zydeco

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Friday 28 August to Monday 31 August 2015
Towersey Festival
The Thame Showground, Kingsey Road, Thame, Oxfordshire OX9 3JL

Headline acts include: Bellowhead, Joan Armatrading, Stornoway, Show Of Hands, Treacherous Orchestra, Sally Barker, Birmingham Conservatoire Folk Ensemble, John Smith.

Tier 1 & 2: SOLD OUT
Tier 3 (limited): Adult £120; Conc £110; Youth £84; Child £55; U5 free.
Tier 4:  Adult £135; Conc £110; Youth £95; Child £55; U5 free.
Day Tickets from £30 (Adult); £21 (Youth); £14 (Child); U5 free.
Camping £25 per Adult and Youth.
No booking fees.

Car Parking:  Free.
Bookings:  01629 827016
Twitter: @towerseyfesti
Facebook: Towerseyfestival

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