Chris & Siobhan Nelson - Early Birds


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Acoustic duo Chris and Siobhan are currently wowing audiences with their engaging performances of traditional and contemporary songs, with accompaniment on fiddle, mandola, tenor guitar or viola, or sung a cappella. There are songs to bring a tear to your eye and songs to make you smile - and a fiddle tune or two for good measure.

Chris and Siobhan have been performing music together in a variety of folk bands for more than 20 years, having first got together when they were members of 'rogue folk' band Cluster of Nuts in the 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 now based in Southport, Merseyside, where they are popular members of the team of Resident Singers at the Bothy Folk Club.

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.

TRACKS: Ratcliffe Highway (Trad.); The Early Birds (Geoff Parry/Chris Nelson); The Wife of the Soldier (Bertolt Brecht/Johnnie Scott); Ellen's Song (Ray Rooney); Four Hours' Work (Barry Wake); The Loyal Lover (Trad.); Katherine of Oregon (Al Stewart); The Bone Lace Weaver (Leonard Wheatcroft/Roy Harris); Scarecrow (John Tams); Stars Fall (Jennie Benford); New York Trader (Trad.); Not Lie Down (Dougie MacLean); This Stage of the Game (Geoff Parry/Siobhan Nelson/Chris Nelson); That's All (Steve Wold); Play the Hand (Barry Wake).

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