This is a hybrid gig, hosted in partnership with Folk Weekend: Oxford. The gig will be taking place at the Quaker Meeting House in Oxford, and if you’d like to attend in person, you can book tickets here.
The term ‘Narthen’ is akin to ‘Now then’, ‘what gives’, ‘what’s happening now?’. Here is what’s happening now. Our aim, no matter the line-up, has always been to sing and play the songs and tunes that reflect our individual personalities and tastes. From the tradition through to modern times, anything goes, and that material is expressed through vocal harmony and a large variety of instruments. All sing, all play and the instruments include soprano sax, clarinet, whistles, fiddles, viola, hammered dulcimer, tenor guitar, diatonic accordion and hurdy-gurdy. Expect the unexpected from Jo Freya, Fi Fraser, Sarah Matthews and Doug Eunson.
Jo Freya – Soprano sax, clarinet, whistles and vocals. Jo sings and plays with Blowzabella, Moirai, Voices at the Door (shows with Michael Morpurgo)…and more.
Fi Fraser – Hammered dulcimer, fiddle, vocals. Fi plays with Polka Works and Voices at the Door (shows with Michael Morpurgo).
Sarah Matthews – Violin, viola, vocals. Sarah plays with Cupola Ward, Intarsia and as a duo with Doug Eunson.
Doug Eunson– Diatonic accordion, hurdy-gurdy, vocals. Doug plays with Cupola Ward and as a duo with Sarah Matthews.