The Wilsons

The Wilson Family is an English folk music group from Billingham, County Durham They have been singing and performing a cappella folk songs since 1974. They are five brothers: Tom, Chris, Steve, Ken and Mike.

The group's roots are founded in the folk clubs of the second British folk revival of the 1960s. They have released a number of recordings, included amongst them their acclaimed full debut album, Horumarye (1983), the first complete album of songs released by any folk artist, dedicated solely to the songwriting of Teesside songwriter, Graeme Miles, and the eponymous The Wilson Family Album released in 1991. They continue to record and are a consistent major attraction at UK Folk Club/Concert & Festival venues.

In September 2017, The Wilson Family were awarded the coveted Gold Badge of the English Folk Dance & Song Society (EFDSS). It is the highest honour that the society can bestow. The award was presented to the Group by Alistair Anderson, Chair of EFDSS, at the opening concert of the Hartlepool Folk Festival, of which The Wilson Family are Patrons.