Traditional sound with voices harmonised to perfection

Their sound is totally traditional folk music – yet much of their repertoire is new and original, inspired by the landscape, folklore and history of the British Isles. Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere harmonise their voices to perfection and play a range of instruments, including keyboard, mandola, harmonium and ukulele. The duo, from Dorset, have been friends since the age of 12 and are steeped in folk music history, enriching and bringing to life their songs with witty storytelling. Having raised their profile significantly during 2016, they were rewarded with a Horizon Award nomination at this year’s BBC Folk Awards.