“Look out for them, excellent musicianship served with a smile!” – Bude Folk Club
Instrumental folk duo, South West
Multi-instrumentalists Jon Dyer and Alfie Gidley met while studying music at Falmouth University and began performing together in local pubs and sessions. Since these humble beginnings Jon and Alfie have rapidly gone on to perform at major UK folk festivals – Sidmouth Folk Week, Bromyard Folk Festival – have supported headlining acts Urban Folk Quartet and 4square, and were New Roots finalists in 2015. They have recently released their debut album, Level Pegging.
Though rooted in the Celtic tradition, Jon & Alfie arrange both original material and traditional folk tunes from all over the world; a typical set might include original tunes by Alfie, with traditional English tunes and the odd Klezmer or Balkan melody thrown in for good measure. All delivered with the skilful musicianship and cheerful, toe-tapping energy that has won them supporters wherever they’ve played.