Overview

Ninebarrow are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mark Radcliffe as sounding like ‘two halves of one voice’, by Seth Lakeman as ‘a fantastic duo’ and by Kate Rusby as ‘absolutely amazing’, Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles. 

In March, for the first time, the duo were due to be joined not only by cellist and long-term collaborator, Lee MacKenzie, but also the extraordinary talent of John Parker on double bass and Evan Carson on percussion. The pandemic sadly meant the cancellation of the entire tour.  

Since then, the coronavirus situation has seen Jon and Jay of Ninebarrow launch a series of critically acclaimed, highly innovative ‘online concerts’. With full HD video and studio quality sound, they’ve broadcast multiple times from their home in Poole, from a candlelit church in Purbeck, and have even broadcast a full ‘multi-media’ concert live from a field in North Dorset.  

Now, they’ve decided to bring audiences the ‘band show’ that never was. Filmed live at Lighthouse Poole, with full theatrical lighting, there will be brand new songs from their upcoming album and stunningly realised arrangements of some old favourites 

Complete with a live introduction broadcast from their HQ in Dorset and a live Q&A from Jon and Jay after the show, this promises to be a night to remember!   

Not only exceptional singers and musicians, Ninebarrow are also equally passionate about the stories behind their songs. An evening with the duo isn't just an evening of great music - it's also a night of history, folklore and storytelling. 

The BBC Folk Award nominated duo released their latest album, ‘The Waters and the Wild’ in April 2018 to widespread critical acclaim. It was awarded 5-stars in both The Morning Star and the English Folk Dance & Song Society’s EDS Magazine, and has received airplay on BBC Radios 2, 3, 6 Music, Wales and Scotland. Folk luminary, Mike Harding, has hailed it as ‘absolutely monumental’. It also reached no.2 in the Amazon.co.uk Folk Chart.  

To book your e-ticket head to: Ninebarrow Band & Lighthouse Concert