An independent music production company from the Lake District.
Folk, traditional and acoustic music from the grassroots.
Wildwood - The Label
Our recording catalogue includes music by Seize the Day, Tom and Ben Paley, Kate Lissauer, The New Deal String Band, Chouchenn, Bill Lloyd, The Willy Ruby Band, Five in a Bar, The Bag of Spanners, The Lakeland Fiddlers, Katus, etc.
In addition to our own CD recordings, we issue recordings made by other independent artists, bands and singer/ songwriters who are too small, too unusual or too wary to be signed up by major labels.
For Bill Lloyd, Willy Ruby Band and Full Moon Club forthcoming dates, audio and video, etc., please click the relevant side menu.
Wildwood Acoustic Village
The Wildwood Acoustic Village is available for music festivals, and features a customised combination of North African Berber tents, (from small to very large), yurts and army marquees which provide flexible acoustic music space, café space, and a choice selection of soloists, duos and bands. We have provided live music sessions throughout the night at Solfest, Knockengorroch, Dent, Sedbergh, Eden and Tinto festivals.
Facilities available: Burners and firewood, cool décor and lighting, fire dancers, ceilidh dancing and calling, café, & chill-out space, storytellers. Resident bands and instrumentalists might include Wildwood artists, also Paddy Rogan, Moonstone, Kirk McElhinney, Lawrence Woof and the Cuban Fiddle Crisis, etc etc. Up to 20 instrumentalists play: fiddles, banjo, guitar, double bass, melodeon, accordeon, bass banjo, nickelharpe, whistles, bagpipes, cello, mandolin, cittern, bouzouki, harmonium, vocal harmonies, brass, and the rest. All artists and bands appearing on the Wildwood label are available by arrangement. Professional stage management, MC / Compere and session host.
The Wildwood Recording Studio
A small but useful facility located in a beautiful rural location near Kendal, Cumbria, in the English Lake District. The purpose-built studio is housed inside an 18th century barn. ProTools, Quad Electrostatic monitors. Large chill-out library with grand piano, adjoining self-contained cottage. Suitable for soloists, duos and small acoustic bands.
Coppice crafts, small woodland management, Horse Logging, How to Build a Bow-Top Gypsy Living Wagon, Frailing the 5 -string banjo, and other affairs of plain living.
The Full Moon Club
meets on the night of every Full Moon, at a rural location, for late-night music, firelight, and moonlit conviviality. Themes include astronomy, poetry, party games, curry, or what have you? The Full Moon House is also available as a camping barn, music rehearsal room, or for private parties.
Wildwood Acoustic, Kendal, Cumbria, UK,
Telephone 01539 824008
Picture of Earthrise above the horizon on the moon,
taken from Apollo 8, December 24, 1968