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Isle of Man - Perree Bane

Perre Bane is a traditional folk dance group from the Isle of Man.
The name ‘Perree Bane’ is Manx Gaelic and means ‘white jacket’. The traditional white collarless jacket can be seen worn by the male members of the group.
Perree Bane welcomes anyone of all ages and abilities with an interest in Manx culture and tradition. All performances and practices are to live music and therefore the musicians are an integral part of the group.

Since their formation in 1982 Perree Bane has been active in promoting and preserving Manx culture through dance and music, not only at local Manx fairs and festivals but also at festivals further afield such as here at Lowender Peran and also Wales, Brittany, Germany, Menorca and England.

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Wales - Merlin's Beard

Merlin's Beard was founded in 2014 so that a group of family and friends, who had been folking around together for many years, could give something back in the way of entertainment.  All of the performers are originally from the Carmarthen area and have been/are part of the Welsh folk dance group Tipyn of Bopeth, with whom they have danced throughout Europe.  In Merlin's Beard, they now focus on the clogging tradition and like to sing and play music too whenever possible, though not yet all at once.  The group has previously had outings at Pontardawe Summer Fest, Lowender Peran and Cwlwm Celtaidd, and also runs twmpaths.

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Scotland - Rachel Hair and Ron Jappy


RACHEL HAIR & RON JAPPY More intimate than a band, Trad duo, Rachel Hair & Ron Jappy, embody a special chemistry.
Purveyors of Scotland's most ancient and contemporary instruments (clarsach and acoustic guitar, respectively) these two halves created a whole in September 2017: a subtle ying-yang between spine-tingling clarity and virtuosic drive.
From snappy Strathspeys to heartfelt airs, from rip-roaring reels to chirpy jigs - theirs is the perfect synthesis of the modern and the traditional.
As individual musicians, the award-nominated dyad (hailing from the north of Scotland) spread their influence far and wide across the globe. As a pairing who tailor each performance to the needs of their audience, no corner of the world will go untouched by their rootsy charm.

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Ireland - Hegarty Irish Dance Academy

Maureen & Lisa Hegarty, return to us this year from Killarney, Co. Kerry Ireland.  Lisa and Maureen both danced at Lowender Peran for many years as children.  Now, as owners and teachers of the Hegarty Irish Dance Academy, they are joining us this year with a group of dancers and musicians to delight our audiences throughout the weekend.  Their dancers will perform and teach all types of Irish dancing, from step to ceili to set to sean nos, many of the dancers, while some are quite young,  have travelled to many parts of the globe including France, Germany & the Isle of Mann. 
They are joined by a toe tapping, roof raising trad group, who are all extremely accomplished musicians in their own right.  Musicians and dancers together form the group ‘Echoes of Killarney’, they know how to excite and delight an audience, so dust off those dancing shoes for Lowender Peran 2018.

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Scotland - Joy Dunlop

Crowned Traditional Singer of the Year & Traditional Dance Champion at the 2015 Pan Celtic Festival, Joy Dunlop is a Gaelic singer from Argyll, Scotland. Joy’s singing career is the result of a life–long fascination with Scotland’s traditional music and has led her all over the world; from major Celtic festivals to touring the UK, Europe, Canada, Japan and New Zealand.
Through her singing, she showcases Gaelic music and song in a contemporary way that always remains true to its roots. Nominated as Gaelic Singer of the Year 2016, 2011 & 2010, she has also won both the coveted Royal National Mòd Gold Medal and the Oban Times Gold Medal. A fluent Gaelic speaker, Joy presents shows on BBC ALBA and makes frequent appearances on Radio nan Gàidheal. She is also an award winning Scottish step–dancer and was the first& only person to win both the Pan Celtic traditional singing and dancing competitions - and in the same year.

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Cornish Performers 2018

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