Paul and David Garner
“Brilliant” (Michael McGoldrick)
“A fantastic raw and wild sound” (Mike Wilson)
“Amazing. What energy and kick! The best band I’ve heard” (Phamie Gow)
“Don’t know why I bother listening to Rock music” (A new fan after a gig at Sidmouth)
Brothers David (fiddle) and Paul (whistles) are originally from Co. Durham, a noted hotbed of traditional music. From a very musical family, they grew up playing Irish, Scottish and Northumbrian music, amongst other things.
Both are award-winning musicians, and touring Europe for the best part of a decade has seen them share stages with the likes of Lunasa, Cara Dillon, Jethro Tull and Newton Faulkner.
Their characteristic style is unfettered by over-arrangement; improvisation coming more naturally, and inspiration coming from as far afield as bluegrass, Breton trad and prog rock.
Back playing gigs together after a couple of years doing other things, they are joined at Priddy by Jon Hicks, one of the most formidable guitarists in Irish music.