Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

Winners of 2014’s BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Duo, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, have come a long way on their journey.

Hailing from Lancashire, Henry is a slide guitarist and harmonica player who has immersed himself in the music of the Deep South of America, traditional music of the British Isles, and Indian classical music. Specialising in lap slides techniques, his Dobro playing draws together these diverse influences. His harmonica style combines country blues and folk styles with beat-boxing to create a 21st century harmonica sound heavily steeped in tradition.

Martin is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Devon. Writing mainly on fiddle, viola, and banjo, and drawing on the traditions of the British Isles, she has been part of the National Theatre’s War Horse School, working with John Tams, Nancy Kerr, John Kirkpatrick and Chris Parkinson. She was also involved in The Nursery Rhyme Project for the Bristol Old Vic, co-writing and performing in a show exploring one of our oldest oral traditions.

Together they have won Best Folk Act title in the 2013 South West Music Awards, Best Duo title in the 2013 Spiral Earth Awards as well as Best Duo at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

They last played here in 2011, and will be playing Friday and Saturday in 2017.

2018 Line up

The line-up so far:

The Young'uns
Blue Rose Code
The Furrow Collective
The Fitzgeralds
The Destroyers
Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar
Vikki Clayton
The Boxcar Boys
The Rogue Embers

Follow our Spotify playlist to hear artists as they are added (This link for the 2017 playlist).

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