Brighten up a January evening with a multi award-winning folk duo.

Ninebarrow play the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis on Saturday, January 25 at 8pm.

With their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition, they have been 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, who both hail from Dorset, combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles.

In a few short years, the Dorset-based duo have carved themselves a distinctive niche on the folk roots scene for their outstanding harmonies, delicate instrumentation and engaging songs. In 2017, they were nominated at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in the ’Horizon’ category for ‘Best Emerging Artist’. One of the highest accolades in their genre, it was made even more exceptional because it was only a few months prior to this that Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere relinquished their jobs as a teacher and GP in favour of a full-time music career – an act of faith that has clearly paid dividends.

Since then, the duo have continued their upwards trajectory, graduating to more senior award categories, most recently picking up Best Duo in the 2019 awards.

*Ninebarrow, Saturday, January 25, 8pm, Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis. Contact the box office for tickets.