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Rochester Sweeps
Rochester Sweeps Festival May 2010

hex pent are a three part harmony group comprising ℜuth Price and Terry & Linda Dix. Three powerful and authentic folk voices combined to chilling effect. There’s nothing sweet about these harmonies so prepare to feel the hairs stand up on the back of your neck!

Ruth Price, Terry and Linda Dix got together in 2005 to form hex. They wanted to resurrect folk songs that have been neglected over recent years and to perform them at festivals and folk clubs.

In 2006, hex sang at Warwick Folk Festival, Wallingford FF and at Bromyard FF. They launched ‘Sleep when you’re dead’ CD at Whitby Folk Week with mate Sid Kipper.

2007 included Shepley, Gate to Southwell and Warwick Folk Festivals.

2008/9 brought Ipswich, Southwell, Warwick, Alcester Folk Festivals and a mini tour of Austria.

In 2010/11, hex sang support for Cara Dillon at the Rochester Sweeps’ Festival. They were booked for Raunds Festival and the Potbelly weekends.

In 2012/13 they sang at Lobster Potties Festival, Mercian Gathering, Holmfirth FF, Chester FF, Potbelly and Otley FF.

FOLK CLUBS include – Baston, Ely, Herga, Spalding, South Shields, Great Knight, Duton Hill.

2018 gigs

Monday 22nd January The Grand Union Folk Club, at The Horse and Trumpet, Sileby, LE12 7LP.

2017 gigs

Sunday 1st October South Shields Folk Club, Customs House Arts Centre, Mill Dam, South Shields, NE33 1ES.

2016 gigs

Saturday 2nd July Singing with the Sheringham Shantymen at 'The Lobster' in the evening after The Witchmen have danced during the day as part of Sheringham Pottyfest.
Friday 19th August FolkEast Glemham Hall, Suffolk singing at 1 o’clock.
Sunday 16th October South Shields Folk Club, Customs House Arts Centre, Mill Dam, South Shields, NE33 1ES.

See a list of our Past gigs

‘perform their songs with all the husk and bark left on…’ - Chester FF
‘fabulous – absolutely fabulous!’ - Jim Mageean
‘the best noise I’ve heard in a long time!’ - Damien Barber
‘intense and sturdy voices, daring harmonies, true passion - a sound that will waken the dead, not leave them to sleep!’ - David Kidman
‘some fine spirited singing……hexcellent!’ - Mick Peat
‘Harmony singing like you've not heard since early Watersons or Swan Arcade’

Singing at FolkEast 2016

Ruth Terry Linda