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Nick Dow
Nick Dow @ Orpington Folk Club 2021

Nick has been singing traditional Folk Songs for over Forty years.  He plays a mean guitar and has a voice I describe as mellifluous.  He has had a big influence on the Folk scene and made numerous recordings.

Nick is an acknowledged expert on West Country Folk Songs and together with his wife Mally, has collected over 300 songs in Dorset, and also found singers in Lancashire and Essex.  Nick and Mally now live happily in East Lancashire surrounded by Moorland and Fells.

Nick has a new book soon to be published.

‘A Secret Stream’ brings together over a hundred mostly unpublished folk songs and tunes, carols, including songs  in the Anglo-Romany tongue ,collected from English Gypsies by Victorian and Edwardian collectors such as Cecil Sharp, Ella Leather, Lucy Broadwood, George Borrow and Ralph Vaughan Williams.  Selected by Nick Dow, the musical notation has been transcribed by Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne and there are authoritative historical notes to each song supplied by Steve Gardham, along with detailed biographical material for many of the singers.

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The Kimberleys
The Kimberleys @ Orpington Folk Club 2019

The Kimberleys are a multi instrumentalist duo based in London UK.  Their repertoire is drawn from traditional folk songs of the British Isles.  Their honest arrangements, exceptional musicianship and glorious familial harmonies combine to make an impact much greater than their two piece line up. It is magical to witness.

The Kimberleys have recorded with folk icons Gordon Giltrap, Andy Cutting (Leveret, Blowzabella, 3 time BBC Radio 2 Folk musician of the year award winner) and Dave Swarbrick (Fairport Convention). They have toured and performed with Wolfscote (Telegraph Best Folk Albums, producer Jim Kimberley), The Albion Band, Julie Felix and cult acid folk innovators Comus.

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