Spiers & Boden

Friday 3 June 2022

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Described by The Guardian as ‘the finest instrumental duo on the traditional scene’, Spiers & Boden first rocketed onto the music scene in 2001, quickly winning a clutch of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and going on to form and front the extraordinarily successful folk big band Bellowhead. 

The duo reformed in 2021 after a seven-year hiatus, arriving with brand new album ‘Fallow Ground’, which went on to reach number 3 in the Official Folk Albums Chart and was a Mojo top 10 folk album of 2021.

The songs and tunes selected for the album are overwhelmingly traditional – a clever mix of rambunctious melodies and contemplative ballads – and are the classic Spiers & Boden mixture of morris tunes, pieces brought back to the 21st century from dusty manuscripts and, of course, a rare ability to conjure their own remarkable tunes. 

Following on from last October’s comeback tour with numerous sell out dates, we’re excited to welcome Spiers & Boden as they hit the road again. 

‘It’s all exquisitely played – the pair are still the dons.’ The Observer


Free Colourchord workshop with Jon Boden, 6.45pm
Before the performance, Jon Boden is offering ticket holders a free half-hour singing workshop. Colourchord is a harmony-singing system developed by Boden, with the support of funding from Awards For All, which allows any group of singers to sight-sing in four-part harmony regardless of experience, using colour-coded lyric-sheets rather than musical notation. To secure your place, follow the prompt when booking your tickets.

  • Howard Assembly Room

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