Day Ten on our South West Tour

It’s day 10 and it’s been lovely to spend a few days in the same space. After finishing our troll slaying with seriouskitchen we headed on down south to The Penzance Folk Club. The Admiral Benbow is the most amazing pub and venue! There are lots of things that have been rescued from the grip of the sea by a diver and are dotted around all over. From there we headed up to a full house at The Bideford Folk Club and then across east tothe Baring-Gould Folk Weekend. The promised storm didn’t seem to blow so hard down here and we couldn’t see too much damage. We played conkers, but my conker didn’t last the first match, although did take rather a long time to finally be pinged off it’s string.  One highlight of our time here in Okehampton was to play with the orchestra. There are movies, but they’re still on the camera, so that’s for a different blog.

On Wednesday night at 10:05 German time the ENCORE concert is being broadcast on German Radio. You can listen on the internet, so here’s the link for you! You should hear my piece being performed (but I’m not 100% sure which pieces are in the broadcast). You might hear my interview, but it’ll be dubbed into German if it’s included!

In the meantime here is a little video we took at Wiveliscombe Church. Jonny was given permission to fire up the organ, so we videoed Red House. It’s an on the road performance, not perfect, but we had fun playing with the organ!

Vicki & Jonny

Day Four on the South West Tour

We’ve been on the road for four days now. Three nights of troll slaying with seriouskitchen. You can see our first tour diary on the SK website. We’re headed further south now, off to Penzance Folk Club tomorrow evening and then gradually work our way back north again finishing the tour at Halsway Manor at the start of November. Wiveliscombe was in a lovely church with some lovely artwork as a backdrop. A wonderful church was to one side and Jonny, who was missing his spinet decided to have a good old play. Some video was taken, so once we manage to get enough internet, we’ll add it to the Ancient Technology Centre movies.


We dropped off four nyckelharpas at Halsway Manor ready for the course next week and left them gently snoring in the storage cupboard. We’re hoping that they’ll have multiplied when we get back!


We drove down over the moors today to reach Liskeard. A very scenic route. One cow was obviously ready to donate his horns to Jonny as he wouldn’t get off the road. Pawing at the road we gently drove round him off road. Maybe not cow-horn musical instrument material.

The weather has been incredible. RAIN! We have never been so wet in our lives! We’re hoping it’ll dry out soon.

So where will you find us over the next two weeks?

23.10.13 – Penzance Folk Club, Cornwall
24.10.13 – Bideford Folk Club, Bideford
25 – 27.10.13 – Baring Gould Folk Weekend, Okehampton
30.10.13 – Dartmouth Inn, Totnes
31.10.13 – Acoustic Oak, Corsham, Wilts
01 – 03.11.13 – Nyckelharpa Course at Halsway Manor

Vicki & Jonny


Gig in Totnes

Here are the details of our gig in Totnes:

Wednesday 30th October
Upstairs at the Dartmouth Inn
01803 863252


£8 non performers £7 performers.
It’s not part of the main folk club so it would be great to see lots of people there. Come along!
Vicki & Jonny

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South West Tour

Preparations are well under way for our tour of the South West. We’re taking in a festival, folk clubs, The Whispering Road and the Nyckelharpa weekend at Halsway Manor. The next few weeks are truly jam packed!

The nyckelharpas are all fettled and ready to go at the start of November. The weekend is now pretty much fully booked up, which is awesome!

To catch us on the road have a look at our gig list, or use our handy map below to see if we’re anywhere near you! (The trolls show where we’re performing the Whispering Road). We’ll blog our way round so keep tuning in!
Vicki & Jonny

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Red House has landed!

Were so happy to announce that Red House has finally arrived! We waited in for three days before the delivery company finally came up with the goods. (Not their fault). We love it! We love the artwork! We love the book that goes with it. We love the whole thing. We did print a few books extra just incase, so if you’re kicking yourself that you didn’t order one yet, you’re in luck, but don’t be too long, they’ll all be gone soon!

Everyone who has pre-ordered has been sent their albums, so the next job is sending it off for review and to radio stations. <bites nails>

We have lots of gigs this autumn, so check out the gig list!

If you’ve received your copy of the album, then you may find this amusing to watch. If you’ve not ordered your copy yet, then watch the video and put your order in to find out why it made us giggle.

Vicki & Jonny


Red House Pre-orders are open!

We’re happy to announce that our new album is open for Pre-ordering! We’ve been busy making a limited edition book to accompany the CD. This is only available along with the CD and is, as the name suggests limited edition! So pre-order your copy to make sure you get one! It’s jam packed with all the songs, the melodies, the chords, the tunes, harmonies, bass parts and some random information. We’re launching at the start of September with a celebration folk day somewhere near Braintree, watch this space for details. In the mean time….
Vicki & Jonny


Pre-order the brand new album now!

Red House – 2013

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Nameless Tune Number Four

We’ve loved all the suggestions for tune numbers 1, 2 and 3 so we’ll be putting together a shortlist very soon! In the mean time we have a fourth tune to name! Leave your ideas here, facebook, or on soundcloud!

(It’s not the real recording, this is just so you know what it sounds like).
You’ll find us running around the country this weekend:
21.06.13 – seriouskitchen** The Story Museum, Oxford
22.06.13 – alter egoing at Witley Court and Gardens
22.06.13  – seriouskitchen** at Poundarts, Corsham, Wiltshire
23.06.13 – alter egoing at Witley Court and Gardens
24.06.13 – Warwick Folk Club, Warwick
Vicki & Jonny

Nameless Tune Number Three

We’ve loved all the suggestions for tune numbers 1 and 2, so we’ll be putting together a shortlist very soon! In the mean time we have a third tune to name! Leave your ideas here, facebook, or on soundcloud!

(It’s not the real recording, this is just so you know what it sounds like).
We’ve got a few days at home and then it’s Oxford, Corsham, Warwick with a quick stint in the Victorian era in between. 😀
Vicki & Jonny

Nameless Tune Number Two…

We’ve loved all the suggestions for tune number 1, so we’ll be putting together a shortlist very soon! In the mean time we have a second tune to name! Leave your ideas here, facebook, or on soundcloud!

(It’s not the real recording, this is just so you know what it sounds like).
We’re off to Manchester today and Redbourne tomorrow after two days in Kent yesterday and Thursday so busy, busy, busy!
Vicki & Jonny

Help Required – Tune Names!


We’re on the final straight with the brand new album, but we need some help with some tune names. So here is the first tune, can you help us find a name?

Leave your ideas here, facebook, or on soundcloud!
We’ll keep you updated. Another tune in a few days time. We’re also out on the road this weekend!
13.06.13 – Folk at the Drum, North Stanford, Kent
14.06.13 – Orpington Friday Folk, Orpington, Kent
16.06.13 – Music in the Park – Redbourn

Hope to see you somewhere on the road!
Vicki & Jonny

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