Outstanding musicianship, a lifelong grounding in traditional singing and instrumental playing, acclaimed original compositions from one of the best-known and most experienced folk duos on the British circuit today.
Nancy Kerr and James Fagan are one of the best-known and most experienced folk duos on the British circuit today. Outstanding musicianship, a lifelong grounding in traditional singing and instrumental playing, acclaimed original compositions but most noticeably a visceral chemistry between these two make Kerr and Fagan a perennial favourite at festivals, venues and clubs across the country. They won the inaugural Horizon Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2000, and were also the first ever recipients of the “Best Duo” Award, which they won in 2003, and again in 2011.
Nancy is a simply outstanding writer of songs, one of England’s best-known folk fiddle players and in 2015 won “Folk Singer of the Year” at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
James is a multi-instrumentalist and singer, specialising in bouzouki, guitar and mandolin. As well as working side by side with Nancy for nearly two decades, James is part of Melrose Quartet and The James Brothers.
“Stunning – Five Stars”. R2
“A songwriter steeped in the tradition, but casting it anew.” Songlines
“Quite breathtakingly beautiful.” Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2.
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