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Harbottle & Jonas

February 12, 2024

This gig is for a seated audience
Tickets £15 / £14 concessions
Doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8pm

Exquisite folk from one of the country’s most exciting duos.

‘Stunning songwriting and heart-rending arrangements’ – Americana UK

Partners in life and in music, dynamic Devon-based folk duo Harbottle & Jonas are one of the most exciting acts on the UK circuit today, combining a love of the richness of traditional folk with their own original and powerful songwriting. Dave and Freya have developed a distinct and compelling signature sound, blending concertina, harmonium, banjo, stomp box, acoustic guitar and cittern with their beautiful and closely intertwined vocal harmonies.

Subject matter covers the historical as well as the more personal, with their engaging live shows full of stories as well as beautiful songs. People, places and events are brought to life through their intimate, timeless music.

Their fourth album The Beacon entered the top 30 of the Official UK Folk Chart, whilst Songs Of Love and Death (collaboration with Reg Meuross) achieved the same feat. Their video series Saving the Good Stuff has reached over half a million people (and counting) on Facebook.

2023 releases include a collection of covers: Saving The Good Stuff: Vol 1; and a highly anticipated new album will be out in Spring 2024.

‘One of the finest folk duos in the country’ – Alternative Roots
‘awash with strong songs & excellent musicianship’ – FRUK
‘Spellbinding originals’– Musicians Union
‘Disarmingly honest and spine-tingling’ – BBC Radio 2
The Beacon “an album that will figure strongly when people start to think about the best of 2021” FATEA Magazine
“[an] intriguing release of great originality, and enjoyment… nothing short of sublime” Folk Radio UK
“thoughtful words and music rooted in tradition yet entirely current… one of the best albums born in lockdown” Americana UK

The Beacon: https://youtu.be/cNcBzb9E6lc
Black Is The Colour: https://youtu.be/wZzQZjJslu8
Every Creature Is A Book: https://youtu.be/6awhWcWDvxM
Lights: https://youtu.be/ejs8mzGf-C8
Hall Sands: https://youtu.be/mEQcsWaV3EM


Support: Yael Bebb
Yael plays a variety of instruments – tonight she will be playing accordion/keyboards and singing a range of material, including her own. She is well known in south Essex, having played with the duo Random Folk.


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Mon, February 12
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