Rachel has been singing all her life, with passions encompassing folk, country and classical, holding an impressive CV in all respects; a gifted instrumentalist on guitar, mountain dulcimer and piano she is just as likely to be found singing the ballad of Tam Lin as she is her own compositions or the songs of Laura Nyro. Sean is a seasoned traditional singer and storyteller specialising in a wide variety of weird and wonderful instruments, whose compositional work has been featured on Resonance FM and BBC Radio 3. As a duo they have contributed to a number of critically acclaimed CDs, including Angel High Wires (with Julie Tippetts, nee Driscoll), Infernal Proteus and John Barleycorn Reborn, and are currently working as part of The Woodbine and Ivy Band, a CD tribute to Shirley Collins’s No Roses currently in the offing. Their fidelity to the tradition is matched by their ability as singers both individually and as a duo, where their almost telepathic rapport has often been remarked upon.
Equally at home on the concert stage or in a folk club, they maintain a purposefully low profile owing to a plethora of pressing commitments, but do surface at singarounds at The Beech in Chorlton-cum-Hardy (first Wednesday), The Cumberland Arms in Byker (first Saturday), The Steamer in Fleetwood (Thursdays) & manage to make it to the Holy of Holies at The Moorbrook Inn in Preston (Fridays) every fortnight or so.