Narthen are Barry Coope of Coope Boyes and Simpson, Jo Freya of Blowzabella/Moirai and Fi Fraser of The Old Fashioned/Polka Works. Until he hung-up his touring shoes the quartet was completed by Lester Simpson; now velvet-voice BBC Folk Award nominee Jim Causley has joined this prestigious line-up of singers.
You can catch the quartet in performances all year-round; however, they are best known for their scintillating Christmas shows, a seasonal mix of songs and tunes that reflect the whole of Christmas and the winter season. Wonderful four part harmony Yorkshire carols are mixed with songs showing the less reverential and more humorous side of Christmas. All delivered in four part harmony – often with instrumental accompaniment – to touch your heart, engage your intellect and wow your ears.
As many people now say: ‘Christmas starts with you’.
Narthen are in residence at Halsway Manor leading a Carolling and Beyond workshop 8-10 Nov.
This Saturday evening concert is a chance to catch Barry, Jo, Fi and Jim up close and personal in an informal evening of song before they head out on their national tour.