Multi award-winning contemporary folk duo Jackie Oates and John Spiers meld together their love of English traditional folk tunes and songs with their voices and acoustic instruments, resulting in a fresh sound that is uplifting, joyful and poignant.
John Spiers has made a name for himself as one of the leading melodeon players of his generation. He was a key part of the multi-award winning Bellowhead, and also a member of Eliza Carthy's band for five years.
Jackie Oates is synonymous with the reinvigoration of English folk. Her mellifluous voice, plaintive fiddle and tantalising approach to traditional songs has gained her several BBC Folk Awards.
Jackie Oates is a rising star who was a BBC Young Folk Award finalist in 2003 and has since had a MOJO top 10 album, numerous gigs and festival appearances as well as tours with the legendary Show of Hands.
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John is undoubtedly one of the best melodeon players of his generation. Over the past decade or so he has straddled the line between the traditional and contemporary, performing under the guise of Spiers & Boden and with folk super group Bellowhead.
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Masham Town Hall
- Little Market Place
- HG4 4DY