Listen to new music at The BBC Introducing Stage
Hear some of our finest country and folk musicians perform live on the BBC Introducing Stage in the Craven Arms Pub Garden.
Unsigned, undiscovered and under the radar music will feature on the BBC Introducing stage. You can take a seat in the Craven Arms Pub Garden next door and enjoy great music all day long.
UNDER THE APPLE TREE
Under The Apple Tree is a music brand that focuses on bringing attention to amazing artists who deserve to be heard by everyone.
Curated by BBC Radio 2 and The Old Grey Whistle Test's Whispering Bob Harris, we bring you the absolute best in live music through our online channel WhisperingBobTV, live events & showcases, radio shows & podcasts and a whole lot more.
Now with over 1 million online fans and a presence at many major venues and festivals across the UK and beyond, Under The Apple Tree is the place to find your next favourite artist.
BENNETT WILSON POOLE
Pulling on influences from the 60s pop of The Byrds, The Beatles and The Beach Boys, through to the harmonies of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, with dashes of Petty and Springsteen thrown in for good measure, perhaps the most remarkable thing is that what shines through all of this is the quality and originality of the songwriting
Dolly Mavies is an Indie Folk/Soul Singer Songwriter based in Oxford. Dolly mixes soft dulcet tones, haunting vocals and poetic lyrics, alongside acoustic guitar to create poignant, honest, soulful music.
Robbie Cavanagh writes and performs with stark honesty and passion.
His beautiful lyrics and flawless, soulful vocals, along with his incredible live performances never fail to turn heads.
Singer-songwriter. Storyteller. Knowsley Rising Star 2014. LIMF academy One to Watch 2015. LIMF academy Most Ready Artist 2016
Since the release of her ‘Out of Towners' EP, Clara has spent the summer on the festival circuit showcasing her outstanding vocal ability and story telling prowess, seamlessly delivered with personality and flair. Her performance at the Country 2 Country festival at the O2 Arena in March lead to a nomination for 'Female Vocalist of the Year' in the British Country Music Awards.
Armed with a stack of notebooks, a head full of ideas and a collection of incredible jackets, Demi Marriner is a songwriter well worth keeping track of. Riding shotgun alongside her unique, outstanding songwriting are Demi’s powerful, emotive live performances.
THE SOUTHERN COMPANION (DARREN HODSON)
Darren performs live with a humble and “zero showbiz” quality that has endeared him to audiences for over 15 years. Whether he is performing with a full band or playing solo his passion for the music he loves is infectious. Much more than just a guitar player, he has a natural talent for harmony and melody that bring his original material to life.