Back to Worcester Music Festival!


This is one of our favourite* festivals which is full of LOVE and JOY. Please note we do not refer to Auntie Joy. She has stated that she will not be attending due to a “wool crisis”. Harrumph.

So we urge you to ATTEND this


…not just on…

FRIDAY 18th SEPTEMBER at St Swithun’s Institute Hall

where we HEADLINE and PLAY STUFF AT YOU, but also you MUST ATTEND the entire weekend, if you live there or indeed ANYWHERE WITHIN EASY REACH OF IT.

And guess what?






You get to hear STUFF for NOTHING, but without resorting to NEFARIOUS MEANS.

Though we do urge you to resort to BRIBERY & EXTORTION** at every given OPPORTUNITY as long as YOU are the person relinquishing your GROATS and the CHARITY buckets are the recipients of the MONETARY exchange.
Actually we are not sure that works as a humourous concept, just go with it. We MEAN WELL.

So just ruddy do this as we are now hungry and will avail ourselves of carefully prepared toast.

Thank you x

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For those of you what live in Bristol, you cannot miss THIS.
So we inform you NOW.


You cannot MISS this or even THIS.

JUNE 12th 2015, at The Grain Barge!


First on the bill…

Mark Rogers & Mary Byrne

They make atmospheric folk music and come all the way from THE U, S of A!

Then it’s our friends who literally RULE THE WAVES…

The Roaring Trowmen

They will shanty the SOCKS off you. Yes. They will.

And last, but not least… guess who… headlining…? Who? What?

The Model Folk

Yes, us. Purveyors of baffling folk music. Cresting the small waves of Bristol’s floating harbour. In a boat. All of these fine acts. Yes.


Thank you x


Our ONLINE shop!


You may buy the new album here using this thing:

You may also purchase the EP we released under our old name, via this link.

Thank you for your ears. They adorn our walls and make us laugh like giddy goats.

Here is Timmy The Tortoise. He is so happy he is doing a RUDE with a shoe

Tortoise on Shoe action

Tortoise on Shoe action


The Model Folk do an interview

Good morrow.
Here is an interview piece that your trusty MODEL FOLK chums undertook.

How lovely!


Ps. Dear Media Types,

If you happen to want to interview us, please remember that the teabags are of Harrogate-based origins, but we will be more than happy to chat xxx

Pictures from the LAUNCH show


The sublimely talented and DAPPER Mr Tony Barrett-Powell is well known for his photographic PROWESS.

Sometimes, this enables him to capture moments of JOY at Album Launch Events by The Model Folk. To this date, there is ONLY ONE such event, as we have given birth to JUST ONE album. We hope you will like both the album AND Mr Barrett-Powell’s cunning captures of PHOTONS.

Pedantic Tour Diary

Five Days, Five Gigs, and a lot of LOVE x

Kenn Village Hall

The Album Launch!
With a surging pride we took to the precarious and TEETERING stage to formally announce our BEAUTIFUL new ALBUM.
A SELL-OUT crowd of over one HUNDRED people listened to us.
How utterly humbling x
During the show we introduced one full time MEMBER who has joined the SWELLING of our RANKS.
His name is Thomas. He is BRAVE, so we call him Brave Sir Thomas. Sometimes we let Sir Thomas play a trumpet. In fact. We just make him do it all the time. He can sing, and bang a drum when we let him. When The Earl of Arran heads to ACADEMIA and PENURY, Sir Thomas will assume THE MANTLE full time.
Mr Daniel Ashby PLAYED A BANJO and wore a BETTER SUIT than any of us. He plays with Slapface & The Hoagies but we STOLE HIM for this show. Unfortunately, Jesmond then forgot where we put him. Perhaps he is still in a field eating apples as a means of survival. Sorry to The Hoagies, we have lost your Slapface. We are very sad.
We also allowed Little Aspy to blow a TROMBONE and he will do that AT THE BEEHIVE tonight. We plan to keep Little Aspy a PRISONER in our Musical Troupe.

Such LOVE in the room xxx
And a LOT OF CAKES and SAVOURIES made by LOVELY people

Here’s a picture¬†whilst we played This Light Above. Thank you. LOOK AT US. Aww.

Photo by Jo Hayward

Photo by Jo Hayward


Our 2nd Home, and none of us even live there…
Another fab night at the BEAUTIFUL Beehive. Little Aspy was seen to be dancing with GLEE in a CUPBOARD. That’s how lovely it was. Lots of lovely friends, and Badger’s Australian-based Sister turned up. Hooray.
Did they like the gig? We think so. This is how. Geoff let Miggle borrow his hat. And then Miggle was happy. So happy he banged his LITTLE DRUM very loudly.

We even did a 12″ mix of My Affliction, just for them! How lucky they were!

Here is Geoff, and some idiot holding a carpet, beneath the SACRED sign of The Hive

Here is Alex looking joyous under The Sacred Beehive picture with the Sacred Drum Carpet

Here is Alex looking joyous under The Sacred Beehive picture with the Sacred Drum Carpet and LOVELY people


Day Three, at one of our favourite places*
What a genuinely lovely warm reception from some regulars to our Griffin gigs, and some new ones! Badger’s friend and guitar genius, Mr Jessep, appeared. He wore the hat that Geoff wore at The Beehive. It might be the same HAT, which is STALKING us, or we may have just COMPLETELY INSULTED everyone.
The Griffin crowd are a LISTENING bunch at times, and this was no exception. They listened. They listened very closely. Then Jesmond made a little escape of WIND and they wished they hadn’t listened QUITE as closely.
Later on, Stallwood, in a fit of PIQUE and UTTER RIBALDRY, took to OCCUPYING the stage because he wanted to DO BETTER than Miggle. After this photograph was taken, Stallwood was shown pictures of TV’s Own Ray Mears in a state of UNDRESS. This corrected his SURLY behaviour, but also left a SMILE on his face.

Stallwood's Shame

Stallwood’s Shame

* although, Badger is definitely bringing a flask next time…


Seven Piece Mayhem
So our mini-tour rolls into The Prince Albert and what a FINE feast of FUN that was. It seemed the crowd wanted to STRUT so we made them do this with our INSTRUMENTS and VOICES. Lottie & Miles as always, FINE hosts and of IMPECCABLE music taste, welcomed us and made us eat BEAUTIFUL food, which BODES well for any VISITOR.
The whole place JUMPED and DANCED and SHOUTED. Even STEVE turned up. HELLO STEVE.
And what’s more, we got the most BEAUTIFUL advertisement ever with this…

Lovely advert, with beautiful flowers on

Lovely advert, with beautiful flowers on

… and then… Little Aspy got involved, as did Badger, and strange things happened




Hooray. Amazingly we all felt really fresh and lovely. Like a lovely meadow full of flowers and lambs. So it was with happiness that we arrived at the LOVELY Three Horseshoes in LOVELY Bradford-on-Avon. If you have never been there, you should, because there is a curry house run by a man who looks like Lionel Richie if you have DRUNK ENOUGH.
So, to the CONCERT.
We took to the “Alfresco” Stage as it’s NOT KNOWN, and played to the BEER GARDEN full of LOVELY people. Miggle was even able to dispense his SHINY GOLDEN EGG to Lainey. Lainey was HAPPY with the GOLDEN EGG. So happy she made us write words all over an album she’d bought. Luckily it was OUR album.
Here is the FINAL picture of the tour, fittingly, a DRUM CARPET picture. Look at Maz, him with the hat, he looks grumpy. You may now TAUNT HIM.

I hate this sodding drum carpet Michael

I hate this sodding drum carpet Michael

Finally, The Model Folk would like to say a humble and heartfelt thank you to all of you who came along, bought a CD, supported, danced, sang, made excuses and vomited during our tour… it is really treasured xx We love you xxx

Want to see us PERFORM?

You may do TWO things.

One is to click on THIS and view the GIGS and FESTIVALS we are PLAYING at.

and the OTHER is to PRESS THIS.

Here is a picture of a DONKEY, and his friends. They are not really his friends. He considers them irksome. Sometimes he softly brays VITUPERATIVE words into their SORRY EARS


Album Launch Details!


Here is some news. Firstly, the DEBUT album by The Model Folk is entitled: THE GREAT PEDANTS’ REVOLT

Expect to hear why we’ve been so RUDDY QUIET April 2nd onwards!

Secondly, there is a means to see us LAUNCH the album

There. We love you. You will respect this.