We are Danny Pedler and Rosie Butler-Hall, two young, dynamic musicians who formed as a duo in late 2011. Danny (from Essex) plays Hurdy Gurdy and Accordion and Rosie (from Wiltshire) plays five-string fiddle and sings. We play mostly English and French songs and tunes and enjoy a close relationship with the audience at our live gigs. Our music is characterised by flowing melodies, intricate harmonies and strong rhythms while keeping the flavour of the traditional style.
We have played at various folk clubs including Ely, St Neotís and The Poppy folk club in Nottingham. Also performing at festivals such as Sidmouth Folk Week and Shrewsbury Folk Festival. We were finalists of the New Roots competition in 2012 and won the Open Mic competition at Shrewsbury Festival in 2013, and are booked at further folk festivals such as Shepley, and Beverley later on in 2014. In the later half of summer 2014 we were fortunate to record our taster album "Bold" with John Dipper in Rosie's local church in Wiltshire. The whole process was a complete learning curve for both of us and we are really pleased with the outcome, and hope that our listeners are too.
"Energetic, yet refined, expressive but totally rooted in the groove, these two musicians effortlessly delight and compel the listener. A beautiful combination of English and French music that is superb to listen to and amazing to dance to!" - John Dipper (English Acoustic Collective, Methera, Morris Offspring and Dipper & Daniels)
Danny Pedler and Rosie Butler-Hall a young folk duo, with roots based in both English and French tradition.