Ninebarrow are a duo getting themselves noticed and making a big name, and following, in the folk world.  We first came across them at the Oxford Folk Weekend in 2015 and were recommended to us by Paul Hutchinson (of Belshazzar’s Feast).  Other celebrity endorsements include “absolutely amazing” from Kate Rusby; “a fantastic duo” from Seth Lakeman and “a rather lovely thing…like two halves of one voice” from Mark Radcliffe.  Just after we booked them they were nominated in the Horizon category of the BBC Folk Awards.

Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering original songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles. As well as crafting unique and engaging original material, Ninebarrow also take a wide-range of traditional folk songs and rework them in their own, distinctive way. Not only exceptional singers and musicians, Ninebarrow are also equally passionate about the stories behind their songs – combining their music with history, folklore and storytelling.

Ninebarrow’s website

Start: 8:00pm (Doors Open 7:30)

Tickets: £12 (Earlybird £10 until 30 Dec)

Tickets are available locally in advance from Hogan Music.

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Due to nearby construction work, there is no car parking and very restricted turning capacity at the venue so please use the nearby car parks (£2 for the evening) or look for on-street parking other than in St Nicholas Road, so as not to inconvenience local residents. Most parking spaces in Bartholomew Street are free after 6pm.

The ACE Space bar usually stocks draught ale eg Good Old Boy (£3.50 pint), bottled / canned beers, lagers, ciders, wines, spirits and soft drinks. Interval drinks may be ordered in advance. Note bar is cash only.

Seating is normally informally grouped around tables in the main hall. Come early for the best choice of seats. (Doors Open: 7.30pm for 8pm start)

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