The Kadia Sound

We arrange and perform traditional folk songs and we also create original contemporary folk music inspired by traditional melodies, We perform modern popular music in the Kadia style to widen our audience

Kadia (Or: Kay-dee-ah)

The Bournemouth (Dorset) based folk trio include: Lee Cuff - Lead Vocals and Cello Chris Bailey - Vocals and Guitars David Hoyland - Vocals, Percussion, Ukulele & Mandolin

East of Alexandria

Our proudest achievement is the completion of our debut album, East of Alexandria. Released April 19th, available at all good online retailers and for streaming on Spotify. CDs will be available for purchase at all gigs.

Available for Booking

We are available to play folk clubs and festivals throughout the year and are also available for private hire at corporate functions, private parties, weddings and most occasions where folk music is appropriate

01st Aug

July 2015 blog

July 2015 Blog Written by Lee Cuff. We have spent a great deal of time recently hunched over our laptops and phones as we begin to book gigs beyond our native Dorset and spread further across the country. That said we were chuffed to begin the month just across the border at Lymington Acoustic where […]

17th Jul
Kadia visit Nelson

June 2015 Blog

Written by Chris Bailey So after many trips to Pinnacle music to hire a PA system for gigs, we decided to go out and buy one for ourselves. It has just arrived, flooding the house with boxes and polystyrene so all we needed to do was take it out and test it at a few of the […]

15th Jun

May 2015 Blog

Over the last month we have had an opportunity to reflect on the massive undertaking that was recording an album and following the project through to the album launch. We have been itching to perform the songs collected on the album and push ever further along the path that the recording has sent us on. […]

08th May
About to set off

April 2015 East of Alexandria Blog

Last month was so busy that it has taken an extra week to draft, write, condense and repackage the blog this month. We launched our brand new album, East of Alexandria, with a sell-out performance at Bournemouth folk club and enjoyed a number of gigs leading up to it. In between planned sets we were […]

03rd Apr

March 2015 blog

Written by Lee Cuff. Just a short time ago we spent the day on the Tall Ship Pelican. After a month of careful editing and hard work we are pleased to present a video to accompany ‘East of Alexandria’, the title track from the album. Huge thanks to the TS Pelican for allowing us on […]

03rd Apr

East of Alexandria album launch tour

We are really excited to be launching our debut album in April! We shall be playing a few gigs around the South West in the run up to the release date of 20th April and hope that you can join us! The official launch event is at Bournemouth Folk Club on Sunday 19th April. At […]

04th Mar
Skinner Street Church for Ninebarrow

February 2015 Blog

Blog written by David Hoyland   “Take heed and listen close my friend…” our debut album is now officially complete! After the success of our EP and summer festivals and gigs last year, we’ve been working tirelessly over the winter months to record and release our very own 12 song album titled: East of Alexandria. The artwork […]

04th Feb
Winter on the Beach

January 2015 Blog

Written by Chris Bailey With the festive celebrations complete and memories of presents and decorations now forgotten, we decided that January would be the month to get our head down and finish the album recording. So despite a quiet month in terms of gigs and live performances, we actually managed to achieve quite a lot over […]

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 […]