December 5th


As far as performers of traditional music go Blanche and Mike cast their net wider and deeper in time and distance than most. Their extraordinary repertoire encompasses the Celtic reaches of Wales and France and far back into our medieval past. Together with composed songs from the modern era (including their own) this promises to be a musical odyssey like no other.

"Excellent harmony vocals and dexterous guitar, mandola, psaltery and recorder ... this is classy stuff"  -  fRoots

“ Engrossing from beginning to end”  -  English Dance & Song

Whether in unison or harmony - they gel perfectly, their arrangements evoking convivial firesides with wine and good company. Gulston's string playing - from guitar to laùd - is both sensitive and incisive, while Rowen's recorders and bowed psaltery add colour and texture.  -  Radio 2 Rock’nReel Magazine

“With distinctively attractive harmonies ... their voices make for a powerful duetting force.  They suit the material brilliantly, possessing a deftly charismatic quality”   Living Tradition

“Ethereal”  -  FolkWords

“A kaleidoscope of Welsh, English, Scottish and medieval French traditional and written lore, melded to forge a new, original culture. The combination of Mike’s assured, vibrant tenor and Blanche’s warm, lovely alto makes for the unique sound which these two generate.”  Mick Tems, Folk Wales

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