In 2011 multi-instrumentalist Ciaran met and joined forces with Chester-born Greg to form a duo which since became two time BBC Folk Award winners
Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar joined forces in 2011. Combining Russellís powerful vocals and driving guitar style with Algarís All-Ireland winning fiddle playing, the duo have become one of the most sought after acts on the British folk scene. In 2013 the pair won the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award before going on to win the Horizon Award for best breakthrough act from the same source in 2014. In 2015, they were nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Best Duo category. Having toured extensively in the UK for five years, as well as in Denmark, Germany and The Netherlands, Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar have released 3 studio albums.