Contemporary Folk Trio

'Songwriting, instrumental prowess, compelling melodies and arrangements'. Kadia are a contemporary folk trio, who have a created a refreshing brand of foot stomping modern folk combining inventive guitar, three part harmonies and the warmth of cello and ukulele.

New Album On The Way

The Kadia sound has now evolved to include more traditional and modal influence and the time has come for Kadia to expand on their debut EP Beacon Fires and deliver an update to their published work. The new album is on track to be ready for release and toured from April 2015.

The Three Kadia Styles

Kadia write their own original songs in a contemporary up beat style with a vision for melody. They also compile interesting and unique arrangements of traditional folk songs and their third style is to 'folkify' modern pop songs and all three styles combine to reach a wider audience.

Available for Booking

Kadia mainly perform on the folk circuit at festivals and folk clubs and are available for private hire and parties as well. If you are a band looking for support for your gig then we would like to hear from you. Please contact us.

02nd Dec
The Beast of Bodmin Moor artwork

November 2014 Blog

by David Hoyland Winter is coming… Out of autumn and into winter we see a shift of energy from live gigging into more writing and recording. As the long nights draw in we often find ourselves beavering away in a nice warm studio, working hard on our yet-to-be-titled debut album. Even in its current state [...]

01st Dec
The Beast of Bodmin Moor artwork

The Beast of Bodmin Moor

The Beast of Bodmin Moor Out now! Get your copy here. ‘A maiden meets an unfortunate fate as she steals out across the misty moor to meet her secret lover. Could the rumours of the fabled beast be true?’ Our new single is now available for download! Half price download available to mailing list members [...]

06th Nov
Kadia new single - Beast of Bodmin moor

October 2014 Blog

Written by Lee Cuff We made a rather triumphant start to the month with a return to The Cricketer’s Beer Festival in Bournemouth where we joined the crowds in sampling some of the ale on offer at the beer festival. Our first visit as a guest of Folk Club organizer, Felicity, was a far more intimate [...]

02nd Oct
Kadia Busking Proceeds

September Blog 2014

We had been hoping for a bit of time off after a busy summer for a well deserved spot of rest and relaxation, however, September seemed intent upon keeping us on our feet with Waterfest in Weymouth being the next gig to keep our well-worn toes tapping.   There was a spectacular array of entertainment [...]

02nd Sep

August 2014 Blog Update

Written by Chris Bailey August was one of the busiest months to date for Kadia and it seemed as though every other day involved some kind of band related activity, performance or rehearsal. In this incredible final summer month we visited a collection of new venues accepted invitations to play some great festivals, met and [...]

31st Aug
Fatea Connections Showcase

Fatea Connections Autumn 2014 compilation review

Fatea Showcase Session Autumn 2014 – ‘Connections’   The much respected Fatea Magazine has been writing about music for many years, and produces a quarterly downloadable collection of new music it feels merits promotion to a wider audience. The current session, ‘Connections’, was released on 1 August 2014 and will be available as an exclusive [...]

31st Jul
Star wars play our instruments

July 2014 Blog Update

Written by Lee Cuff   Folk music is all about sharing. Scholars, musicians and general enthusiasts for the subject agree that style is sometimes less important than the way that songs survive across the generations. It’s one of the things that encouraged us to adopt some traditional tunes for our own as well as covers [...]

03rd Jul
Kadia @ Folk on the Quay

June 2014

written by Chris Bailey Please subscribe to the Kadia mailing list —–> Despite my growing disbelief, June has now already finished and we are into the second half of 2014 with yet another month disappearing alarmingly quickly. Looking back over the last 30 days however, once again we have been very productive and busy at [...]

04th Jun
Debut radio performance

May 2014 Blog

Written by David Hoyland & Lee Cuff Another jam packed month for Kadia with a plethora of gigs, new original material, and even our first radio appearance, read on to find out more. We began the month with a cheeky little gig at the Buffalo Bar, and then journeyed to a sun drenched Salisbury to [...]

03rd May
Ninebarrow, Will McNicol and Kadia

April 2014 Blog

Written by David Hoyland What a fantastic month for us! Diving straight in, this was our very first headline gig at Bournemouth Folk Club (Beacon Hotel Rock Cafe) which included wonderful support from our good friends Kaia Vieira and Willowen. Looking back, we couldn’t have asked any more from the packed out venue. We chose [...]

08th Apr


written by David Hoyland So March has been another eventful month for Kadia, kicking off with a fantastic gig at the Ocean View Hotel in Bournemouth, supporting the magnificent Ninebarrow. This gave us a lovely opportunity to trial a brand new addition to our instrumentation; the 22” bass drum, which not only adds a deep [...]

22nd Mar

February 2014 Blog Update

written by Chris Bailey THE EPS ARRIVED So here they are, our very first batch of EPs, recorded, printed and received. The artwork is of course from the brilliant Jo Elkington Photography. The EP was designed to be used to send off to various festivals and organisers to give them a chance to hear our [...]