One of the most established and respected duos on the folk scene, Nancy and James celebrate 15 years on the road in 2012. In that time they have won three BBC Folk Awards including the very first Best Duo award in 2003, and again in 2011. In December 2011 Gareth Malone chose their arrangement of 'Dance To Your Daddy' as his Radio 4 inheritance track.
fiddler and singer Nancy Kerr came to prominence in her groundbreaking duo with
Eliza Carthy before meeting Australian singer and multi-instrumentalist James
Fagan in 1995. They released their first CD in 1997 and have toured
internationally ever since. They have played just about every folk club and
festival in Britain on a regular basis, and are well-loved for their joyful and
powerful live performances.
As well as being great exponents of their instruments (fiddle, viola and guitar-bouzouki) both are regarded as fine and influential singers. 2012 marks the 17th year of this electrifying duo. In that time they have toured full-time and headlined festivals throughout the UK, Ireland, Europe, Australia, Japan and Canada. Wherever they play, Kerr and Fagan make new friends and fans, as their love of live performance is tangible and affirming. Consistently great live shows and five highly respected albums have cemented their reputation as one of the classiest acts in acoustic music.
their creative endeavours onto higher planes of invention - delicious dancing
poetry, intelligent and sparkling musicianship."
purity of Kerr’s singing and some unerringly tasteful arrangements make for
a subtly persuasive collection.”
executed and a joy to listen to"
Bright Young Folk
Folk Album of the Year 2011 (Spiral Earth)