Our Team

Meet the team behind Folk for Refugees.

Ed Butcher


Ed Butcher is organiser / compere of the monthly Walton Folk gigs at Riverhouse Barn and co-founder of Walton Folk Festival in Walton on Thames.  A huge advocate of the power of music to unite people, he’s often found raving about the latest track he’s heard. When he’s not talking about music, he is a digital marketing and marketing automation consultant.

Jon Wilks

Jon Wilks


Jon Wilks is a content strategist and digital marketing consultant who also happens to write about, and perform, traditional folk music. A former Editorial Director at Time Out, he has since worked on content strategy for some of the UK’s biggest brands, and as a digital consultant to The British Library. He can most regularly be found editing tradfolk.co.