|NEWS -February 2012|
The tour dates for 2012 are now up on this website - see "CONCERTS". We are currently on the February tour, with baby Harry and toddler Hamish along for the fun, and it's been great meeting up with friends and fans on the road after some downtime following the birth of Harry in August last year. Hope you can come and see us somewhere this year. If you can possibly make the trip to London in September, we have a very exciting concert to tell you about:
CECIL SHARP HOUSE - 15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION - 29 Sep 2012
2012 marks the 15th Anniversary of the release of Starry Gazy Pie, the duo's debut CD on Fellside Records, and of their first concert appearances in the UK. To celebrate, Nancy and James are appearing at Cecil Sharp House on SEPTEMBER 29th, 2012, in a very special concert which will feature very special guests who have collaborated with Nancy and James over their career, including Eliza Carthy, Rob Harbron, Tim van Eyken, Herschell St (with Steve Hunt and Alan Burton), Scalene (with Sandra Kerr) and Melrose Quartet (with Rich and Jess Arrowsmith). Tickets on sale from January 2012 - we are hoping to sell out the main room so please book your tickets early and tell your friends. It should be a night to remember! TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE: http://musicglue.net/cecilsharphouse
We have recently formed the Melrose Quartet, a new band with fine Sheffield singers and instrumentalists Jess and Richard Arrowsmith (Hekety, Crucible). We just launched our debut EP, a live recording made at the 2011 Cheltenham Folk Festival. You can read more about the band and order a copy of the EP here: www.melrosequartet.co.uk. 2012 is veryexciting for the quartet, with festivals including Cheltenham, Raunds, Shepley, Towersey, Whitby and Gateway to Southwell.
Nancy and James are the 2011t recipients of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo. The album that helped them win this prestigous honour is "Twice Reflected Sun", entirely self-penned by the duo. You can purchase the new CD TWICE REFLECTED SUN directly from the duo at the home page.
NEW CD - TWICE REFLECTED SUN - PRESS
"Well encapsulates Nancy and James’s appeal and moves their creative endeavours onto higher planes of invention ... Delicious dancing poetry, intelligent and sparkling musicianship" fROOTS
“The purity of Kerr’s singing and some unerringly tasteful arrangements make for a subtly persuasive collection.” MOJO
"An impressive piece of work, catchy and beautifully sung - this will further enhance their deserved reputation." IRISH POST
" This duo have old souls but a new approach - Twice Reflected Sun" is a fantastic album that I've already returned to many, many times." SHINDIG
"Rings the changes in a most beautiful, scintillating way- beguiling, stunning melodies - they can't be faulted!" TAPLAS
MYSPACE - we now have audio clips and other information on our myspace site - click HERE
MILK AND HONEY LAND is the latest CD by The Fagans, launched on April 4th2009 and distributed by Planet Records. Copies are now available at www.thefagans.com.au and all good record shops.
Australian audiences can purchase the latest Kerr Fagan Harbron CD Station House from www.fellside.com, or alternatively they can e-mail James directly at email@example.com to purchase an Australian tour edition of the CD. To see a bit of the KFH show click here. To find out more about the trio and the CD visit our website www.kerrfaganharbron.co.uk
The recording is the debut CD of the new trio Kerr Fagan Harbron. Robert Harbron will be well known to trad and acoustic music followers through his many excellent projects which have ranged from Dr Faustus to the English Acoustic Collective. Click HERE to see his website. We now have a myspace site too: www.myspace.com/kerrfaganharbron
SPIRAL EARTH is a great new website dedicated to folk and roots music in the UK. Please check it out at: www.spiralearth.co.uk/music/kerr-fagan.asp
There are live videos of the duo and the trio up at YouTube as well.
Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2006 - photo by Phil Myers
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That's all for now ... see you on the road somewhere soon.
Best wishes from us both,
Nancy Kerr and James Fagan