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Top names lined up for folk festival

CARDIFF singer songwriter Amy Wadge, known for her collaboration with man-of-the-moment Ed Sheeran is one of the latest artists to be announced for the 2013 Frome Folk Festival – along with ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ finalist Sam Kelly.

Amy will appear at the Frome winter festival with Liverpool songwriter Pete Riley, an affecting and talented duo who were one of the highlights of Frome’s sister event, Bristol Folk Festival, earlier this year.

Several more names, established and new  artists, have also been added to the February 2013 line-up.

Amy who has five album releases to her name has twice won the Best Solo Female Artist title at the Welsh Music Awards, ahead of Charlotte Church in 2002 and Cerys Matthews in 2003, whist Pete recently returned to his native Liverpool after spending some 10 years touring the States after signing a major record deal with Atlantic Records and EMI Publishing.

Also announced for the February festival is Sam Kelly, whose stunning contemporary folk original songs and covers made him one of the stars of TV’s ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ this year. The 19-year-old from Norfolk has roots in Irish folk and has supported Mumford and Sons at Cambridge Festival. See Sam singing Dylan’s Make You Feel My Love″