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.
Bláthnaid Lynn was brought up in Northern Ireland and Devon and has been involved in music all her life. She has sung at various folk festivals and folk clubs throughout the UK; has on one occasion performed on stage with British folk/rock band The Levellers; and in 2015 she won the Gaelic Voices Competition. She has a passion for all types of folk music and enjoys putting her own special spin and interpretation on traditional pieces.
Having wowed the audience at October’s Unplugged it was clear we wanted to hear more from Bláthnaid.
Start: 8:00pm (Doors Open 7:30)