Folk duo come to Marlborough

Written by Peter Davison.

Chris While and Julie MatthewsChris While and Julie MatthewsAward-winning folk duo Chris While and Julie Matthews will be performing at St Mary’s Church Hall in Marlborough on Saturday, September 24 from 8pm in support of their tenth studio album, released just a week before.

While and Matthews have been performing together since 1993, when they were members of The Albion Band.

They were the winners of the Best Duo category in 2009’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, and have been nominated nine times since 2001.

Their songs have been covered by a range of artists including Mary Black, Barbara Dickson, Christine Collister and Fairport Convention.

Both multi-instrumentalists, Julie plays guitar, piano, ukulele, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica and accordion while Chris plays guitar, bodhran, banjo, dulcimer and percussion.

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