Nancy Kerr and James Fagan are one of the best-known and most experienced folk duos on the British folk circuit today. Outstanding musicianship, a lifelong grounding in traditional singing and instrumental playing, acclaimed original compositions but most noticeably a visceral chemistry between these two make Kerr and Fagan a perennial favourite at festivals, venues and clubs across the country and Worldwide.
They won the inaugural Horizon Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2000, and were also the first-ever recipients of the “Best Duo” Award, which they won in 2003, and again in 2011. They are one of only two acts ever to receive this honour twice.
Fay Hield is a singer who can carry a tune and can go straight to the heart of a song. Her choice of material and the delivery of it, reflect a rare sensitivity and appreciation of the tradition whilst remaining naturalistic and highly distinctive. She explores the incredible repertoire that is the English tradition pushing at the boundaries of our engagement with music.
‘Unadorned and quite exquisite’ * * * * ~ Uncut Magazine
‘Powerful Material’ * * * * * ~ Songlines
‘Hats off, thoroughly conquered, vibrant and impresses.’ * * * * ~ The Telegraph
The ERT Team: We have a committed Board, comprising of professional theatre-makers and business experts. Patrons: Dame Judi Dench and Sir Mark Rylance Ambassadors: John Godber & Richard Bean Associated Artists: Mark Addy, Berwick Kaler, William Houston, Anna Maxwell-Martin, David Bradley Directors of the Board: Adrian Rawlins – Artistic Director Vincent Regan – Creative Director Chris Wade – Music and Comedy Programming Anne Cooper – Planning and Funding Sue Kirkman – Manager John Merrylees – Technical Production Tom Wilders – Finance