Date(s) - Sat, 13/01/2018 20:00
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ninebarrow are a duo getting themselves noticed and making a big name, and following, in the folk world. We first came across them at the Oxford Folk Weekend in 2015 and were recommended to us by Paul Hutchinson (of Belshazzar’s Feast). Other celebrity endorsements include “absolutely amazing” from Kate Rusby; “a fantastic duo” from Seth Lakeman and “a rather lovely thing…like two halves of one voice” from Mark Radcliffe. Just after we booked them they were nominated in the Horizon category of the BBC Folk Awards.
Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering original songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles. As well as crafting unique and engaging original material, Ninebarrow also take a wide-range of traditional folk songs and rework them in their own, distinctive way. Not only exceptional singers and musicians, Ninebarrow are also equally passionate about the stories behind their songs – combining their music with history, folklore and storytelling.
White Horse Whisperers
In support are a contemporary folk trio from Faringdon, Oxfordshire. Formed in 2013 on the back of the musicians equivalent of a ‘lonely hearts’ ad (“anyone want to start a folk band?”) the versatile trio of multi-instrumentalists quickly established themselves on the local folk scene. With a growing repertoire of original material inspired by their diverse musical heritage, geographical and historical roots, and the world around them, the band combine strong vocals and harmonies with an ever growing collection of instruments to stirring effect.
Start: 8:00pm (Doors Open 7:30)