Hour Of The Blackbird - Ninebarrow ft Lee Cuff
We head to the South Coast today to Poole in Dorset to meet our next LCM featured artist the multi-award winning folk duo Ninebarrow. Jon Whitley and Jay Labouchardiere have been impressing audiences across the UK with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. They have been described by Mike Harding as sounding ‘damn fine’ and by Kate Rusby as ‘absolutely amazing’. Our LCM #SongOfTheDay is a beautiful live version of the 'Hour Of The Blackbird', where they are joined on cello by Kadia's Lee Cuff.
Jon and Jay combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering original songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles. As well as crafting unique and engaging original material, Ninebarrow also take a wide-range of traditional folk songs and rework them in their own, distinctive way. Not only exceptional singers and musicians, Ninebarrow are also equally passionate about the stories behind their songs - combining their music with history, folklore and storytelling.
The duo were nominated in the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award ‘Horizon’ category for Best Emerging Artist and also for ‘Best Duo’ in both the Fatea Magazine Awards 2016 and the Folking.com awards of 2017. In March 2017, the duo were invited to perform a live session on Mark Radcliffe’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Show, where the presenter described their singing as ‘A rather lovely thing...like two halves of one voice’.