"...a hell of a team as well as a talented pair of individuals"
"Siobhan's voice had the audience spellbound"
"[Chris's] violin and viola playing is a rare treat"
(Woven Wheat Whispers)
Acoustic duo Chris and Siobhan have been wowing audiences with their engaging performances of traditional and contemporary songs, with accompaniment on fiddle, viola, tenor guitar or octave mandola, or sung a cappella. Their repertoire contains songs to bring a tear to your eye and songs to make you smile - with a fiddle tune or two for good measure. Chris and Siobhan's typical live set includes a good mixture of material, with traditional songs (mainly, but not exclusively, English) and original arrangements of songs from a variety of great writers, both familiar and not so familiar.
Chris and Siobhan have been performing music together for more than 25 years, having first got together when they were members of 'rogue folk' band Cluster of Nuts in the early 1980s. They have been getting enthusiastic feedback everywhere they appear, and they are equally at home in an intimate, acoustic setting or on the 'big stage'. Having relocated from the south of England several years ago, Chris and Siobhan are based in Southport, Merseyside, where they are popular members of the team of Resident Singers at the famous Bothy Folk Club.
On our ReverbNation page you can listen to full audio versions of:
A Dream Gone Passing By (our contribution to Geoff Parry's recent fund-raising CD for Queenscourt Hospice, Southport); and
Play the Hand (from our 2010 CD Early Birds).
Recent news: Ceilidh in Southport with the Cluster of Nuts Band
Appearing for the first time since 2007, and reunited with our favourite caller, Dave Townsend, after 25 years, on 12 October 2012, the Cluster of Nuts Band played for a ceilidh for the Bothy Folk Club in Southport.
More pictures here
Our most recent album "Early Birds"
Listen to a few 'taster clips'
Our CDs can now be purchased from our Online shop
".... quite possibly the most bewitching performance that the folk scene will produce this year" (Mike Wilson, Folking.com)
"... imaginative settings that display a genuinely creative and refreshingly non-gimicky approach ... and steering well clear of today's ubiquitous guitar-dominated folk template ..." (David Kidman, fRoots magazine)
"...mellow and uncluttered with fine fiddle playing from Chris ..." (Jeremy Weaver, Fiddle On magazine)
To read a gig review click here
Chris & Siobhan support Folk Against Fascism
Site updated: 25 April 2013