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Chris While & Julie Matthews

2 Oct 2020 - 20:00

With more than 25 years of unrivalled musical partnership and gathering numerous nominations, awards  and critical acclaim along the way, much beloved British singer-songwriters Chris While and Julie Matthews celebrated a quarter of a century last year as one of the best loved and most prolific female duos to come out of this country.  This year will see them touring in May 2020 with the fantastic Daphne's Flight and W&M will be out on the road on a UK tour in October 2020 appearing at Threlkeld Village Hall on Friday 2nd October at 8pm.

​They have played more than 2,600 gigs, appeared on over 100 albums, written hundreds of original songs and reached millions of people around the world. Now, 25 years after their debut, they sound as fresh and vital as ever on their most recent and 11th studio album, Revolution Calls. ​In 2020, Chris and Julie are more powerful than ever and remain at the very top of their game. Next year (2021) they will return to Australia to tour for the 13th time in a country that they love and in return, are much loved. They were awarded  ‘Artists of the Year’ at the prestigious Port Fairy Music Festival in 2018, one of the biggest events of its kind in Australasia. Whilst in the UK, they have been nominated ten times in the BBC Radio 2 Folk music awards in the 'Best Song, Best Duo, Best Live Act' categories and winning Best Duo in 2009.

​Chris While (vocals, guitar, banjo, dulcimer, bodhran and percussion) & Julie Matthews (vocals, piano, guitar, mandolin and bouzouki) are stunning singers, songwriters, musicians and performers whose energy and commitment to their craft and their audience is boundless. They are two of the best and most hard working musicians on the world folk roots scene, both are highly regarded producers and they record everything that they are involved in at their own studio in a small pennine town far from the Londoncentric music industry. They truly are inspirational women.

Chris and Julie also write and perform music for Television and Radio, notably 'Tales from the Towpath' (BBC Radio 2), 'The Ridgeriders' (Meridian TV) and The new Radio 2 Radio Ballads for which Julie wrote eleven of the songs and Chris performed several of them.

​Chris and Julie appear at Threlkeld Village Hall on Friday 2nd October at 8pm. Bar and Box Office from 7:15pm. Tickets £15 (£7.50 under 18) from the village hall coffee shop, village PO or on-line here below with debit or credit card or by Paypal.  Box Office enquiries 07733 790308. Tickets bought on-line will be availble for collection from the Box Office on the night.

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