Brian Peters Traditional Songs and Music from England
Brian Peters & Jeff Davis
Traditional songs and music  from England and the USA
Brian Peters (UK) and Jeff Davis (USA) have been performing together on both sides of the Atlantic on and off for sixteen years.  Although Brian’s music is essentially English folk, while Jeff’s is often categorised as American Old-Time, the two share a love for old songs in general, and the folk music of one another’s countries, so that they work together intuitively as a duo.  To Brian’s multi-instrumental skills on concertina, melodeon and guitar are added Jeff’s mighty talents on fiddle, banjo, mandocello and guitar, while their voices blend beautifully in harmony.  A concert might include ballads from the old world or the new, sea songs, cowboy songs, and all kinds of instrumentals from mountain fiddle breakdowns to English country dance tunes, often featuring the unusual but heaven-sent combination of concertina and mandocello.

Brian and Jeff have performed together at venues such as Old Songs Festival (NY), Mystic Seaport (CT), Champlain Valley Festival (VT), Lunenburg Folk Festival (Nova Scotia), Boston Folksong Society, Cecil Sharp House (London), Bromyard, Derby, Fylde, Warwick, Whitby Folk Festivals (UK).
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“Two of their respective countries’ finest performers of traditional music, blended together very successfully to make a compelling duo”
Paul Burgess, The Living Tradition
Doney Gal (from Jeff’s solo CD Some Fabulous Yonder, with Brian)
The Rambling Blade (live in Ithaca, NY)
The Sidewinder set + introduction (live in Ithaca, NY)
I’m Gonna Pick My Banjo (live in London)
More samples and reviews on the Appalachian Harvest CD page.
Brian and Jeff’s multimedia show, Sharp’s Appalachian Harvest
Bob Copper’s Memorial Concert, 2005