Famous Potatoes


Having appeared at every Leigh Folk Festival bar two, the 8-piece Famous Potatoes are a local institution. A ‘ceilidh band with knobs on’, their repertoire encompasses such a broad range of transatlantic folk and roots styles that the band decided many years ago it was easier to invent a new genre when asked the question what type of music they played. So ‘soil music’ was born, an earthy transatlantic blend of old-timey, bluegrass, and western as well as Irish, Scottish, and English folk.

Where to find them

Library Gardens (main stage): Sat 29, Start: 14.05 – Finish: 15.10

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