7pm Sun 11 June at The Allendale Centre Minster Hall | £20.00
A multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition.
Described by Mike Harding as sounding ‘damn fine’ and by Seth Lakeman as ‘a fantastic duo’, 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.
Most recently, Ninebarrow were announced winners of Fatea Magazine’s ‘Debut Album of the Year’ 2014 and the duo were also finalists in the prestigious UK Songwriting Competition of the same year. These are not the only accolades the duo have received, having been crowned winners of the Larmer Tree Break-through Music Award in 2013. In the same year they were announced Number 1 in Drunkenwerewolf Magazine’s ‘Hidden Acoustic Gems of 2013’ and their debut EP ‘Kingdom’ was announced as one of Ukulelehunt.com’s records of the year. Shire Folk Magazine has predicted that ‘they will become a major force in English folk music’.
Engaging, charismatic and humorous - Ninebarrow are winning new fans wherever they go. See them live, and you’ll quickly understand why.