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While & Matthews

While & Matthews

One of the finest and most loved duos on the British and World folk/roots stages.


“They light up the room with their amazing energy” - James Taylor


"Truly gifted human beings" - Richard Hawley


British singer-songwriters Chris While & Julie Matthews celebrated a quarter of a century last year as one of the best loved and most prolific female duos to come out of this country.  


Chris While (vocals, guitar, banjo, dulcimer, bodhran and percussion) & Julie Matthews (vocals, piano, guitar, mandolin and bouzouki) are stunning singers, songwriters, musicians and performers whose energy and commitment to their craft, and to their audience, is boundless. They are two of the best and most hard working musicians on the world folk roots scene, both are highly regarded producers and they record everything that they are involved in at their own studio in a small Pennine town far from the Londoncentric music industry. They truly are inspirational women.


Though internationally acclaimed, they continue to be a leading force on the UK's acoustic/roots arts circuit. Their songs cover life as they see it, from the industrial waste lands of the north, to injustice and freedom, matters of the heart and everything in between. Their songs are covered by many revered singers the world over but it is While & Matthews' musical partnership and obvious joy of performing together that really brings their songs to life. As performers they are unrivaled and their audiences leave their concerts having been through an emotional journey.


Chris and Julie have been nominated ten times in the BBC Radio 2 Folk music awards in the 'Best Song, Best Duo, Best Live Act' categories and are past winners of the Best Duo Award.


"it's a real honour just to be an audience member but I've had the added honour of standing on a stage with them playing along in the background, things like that I'll treasure forever, truly gifted human beings"- Richard Hawley


"Chris While is the best singer in England" - Eddi Reader


"The undisputed queens of British folk duos continue to come up with the goods,

1st class songs delivered with to die for harmonies, immaculate musicianship & melodies that lodge themselves in your brain" - The Guardian

 

"Chris and Julie are on top form and can't put a foot wrong" fRoots.


Tickets £17 (Allocated seating).

Ticket price includes £1 Booking Fee

Accessible seating available from the box office

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Saturday 16 Oct 20217:30pm Book Now