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Folk Duo London (BT) ID397

Styles Celtic Acts

Counties Bedfordshire • Buckinghamshire • Cambridgeshire • East Sussex • Essex • Greater London • Hampshire • Hertfordshire • Kent • Northamptonshire • Surrey • West Sussex

Biography

This Folk Duo is available for weddings and functions in the South East of the UK - they can also provide your disco.
The story begins with a chance meeting at the 1992 Hastings Beer Festival between the folk musicians. Both had been established on parallel paths within the British folk circuit for the best part of twenty years working in various bands such as Eavesdropper, Collaboration, Brian Boru and Better Days. The coincidence continued as both had appeared as support acts to Steeleye Span and Christy Moore.

Having been formally introduced, both they found themselves discussing the possibilities of making a living from music as one was about to leave his job as an operator for British Telecom and the other, disenchanted with his job as a carpet fitter was looking for a new career. Within three months, the diary was full with gigs as diverse as pubs and folk clubs to festivals and even the occasional cabaret spot. In addition, a folk club appearance was witnessed by a German entrepreneur who invited the duo to perform for the first of many corporate functions throughout Europe. They even wound up at one of these gigs playing support for an International Darts player!

1997 saw the duo supporting ex-Neighbours and Grease star Craig McLachlan and, although an unusual combination, this proved to be a major success with an audience comprising mainly of screaming youngsters aged about fourteen! 1998 was an extremely busy year, which saw both of them putting their multi-instrumental skills to a variety of recording projects including contributions to singer songwriter CHRIS SHIELDS cd "In A Melody" and on the JOHN TOWNSEND album "Will You Waltz?" they played on nearly every track! 2002 saw one completing one of his solo projects with ex-EAVESDROPPER associate Rob Erselius and another "Flying Tonight" with LES ELVIN.

Recording projects aside, the duo teamed up for many gigs with their good mate Shep and several standout gigs ensued including appearances on the P&O cruise liner The Pride Of Bilbao and the Tall Ships Race in Portsmouth where the attendance figures were in excess of 500,000. Another special gig saw them providing the music for Dawn French and Lenny Henry and yes, they did dance!
Throughout 2003/2004 they continued to plough the festival circuit throughout Britain and were increasingly booked for folk club appearances. The trend looks set to continue in 2005 and has already garnered many accolades from the music press whilst on the festival circuit both performed at the Cheltenham Gold Cup meeting where the attendance figures topped 200,000.

Sample Repertoire
Black Velvet Band - The Dubliners
Blackleg Miner - Steeleye Span
Blarney Roses - The Dubliners
Bonny Ship The Diamond - The Corries
Botany Bay - The Dubliners
Carrickfergus - The Dubliners
Cockles And Mussels - The Dubliners
Cunla - Christy Moore
Danny Boy - Josef Locke
Dirty Old Town - The Pogues
Doodle Let Me Go - Bob Fox
Drunken Sailor - The Spinners
Fairytale Of New York - The Pogues
Fields Of Athenry - Paddy Reilly
First Bullet- Dingle Spike
Flower Of Scotland - The Corries
Garden Party - Rick Nelson
Gentleman Soldier - The Dubliners
Green Fields Of France - The Fureys
Have I Told You Lately -Van Morrison
I Once Was A Fisherman - Barry Dransfield
I Wish I Was Single Again - Albion Dance Band
I'll Tell Me Ma - The Dubliners
Irish Rover - The Pogues
Leaving Of Liverpool - The Dubliners
Lord Franklin - The Dubliners
Marco Polo - The Spinners
New York Girls - Oyster Band
P Stands For Paddy - Planxty
Rare Auld Times - The Dubliners
Rattling Bog - The Corries
Ride On - Christy Moore
Ryebuck Shearer Bushwackers Band
Salonika - The Dubliners
Sam Hall - The Dubliners
Skiffle Set - Lonnie Donnegan
Sloop John B - The<

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