Nancy Kerr and James Fagan are one of the best-known and most experienced folk duos on the British circuit today.
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. Nancy is a simply outstanding songwriter, one of England’s best-known folk fiddle players and in 2015 won 'Folk Singer of the Year' at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. As well as the duo with James, her recent work has included the multi-award-winning The Full English band, The Elizabethan Session, Melrose Quartet and the trio Simpson Cutting Kerr (with Martin Simpson and Andy Cutting). Her duo in the 1990s with Eliza Carthy saw her shoot to international prominence on the folk scene in her teens and she hasn’t looked back. James Fagan was born in Australia and raised in a folk-singing family The Fagans. He is a multi-instrumentalist and singer, specialising in bouzouki, guitar and mandolin. As well as working side by side with Nancy, James is part of Melrose Quartet and The James Brothers. James is constantly in demand as a session player and appears on albums by Cara Dillon, Martin Simpson, Brian Finnegan, Eliza Carthy and Spiers & Boden. He was part of Bellowhead for their Hedonism tour in 2010 and has been a regular member of the Cara Dillon Band, having played bouzouki on her latest two CDs. “Quite breathtakingly beautiful” - Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Starts: 7.30pm Tickets: £17* Venue: The Apex, Bury St Edmunds *Includes £1 booking fee This event is promoted by The Apex in association with Milkmaid Folk.
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