If you’ve just missed Mike hosting the Costa del Folk festival in sunny (well sometimes) Spain, worry not. These events are a bit like buses in that if you miss one there’ll be a couple more coming along shortly.

The next Costa del Folk takes place from October 3 – 7, 2015, in the Portuguese Algarve with a superb line-up that includes Show of Hands, Seth Lakeman, Barbara Dickson, Mighty Doonans, Demon Barbers XL, Young’uns, Lady Maisery and many more of the top UK acts.

And Mike will be back in his resident role as principal compere and principal banjo player in the late night sessions in the bar. 

For more details and to book your place at what’s being described as one of the best of the UK folk festival  –  despite the Mediterranean coast location  –  go to

Then next Spring there’s another Costa del Folk in another new location. From April 23 to 27, 2016, we’ll be in Majorca for five days of the very best in folk and roots music. Watch this space for further details.