Nancy Kerr and James Fagan are extraordinary compared to other known and most experienced folk duos on the British circuit today. Exceptional musicianship, a deep rooted establishing in traditional singing and instrumental playing, acclaimed unique creations however most perceptibly a visceral chemistry between these two make Kerr and Fagan a lasting most loved at celebrations, settings and clubs the nation over. They met in December 1995, and framed the team and life association that has turned into the foundation of their expert profession in music from that point onward. They won the debut Horizon Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2000, and were likewise the primary ever beneficiaries of the “Best Duo” Award, which they won in 2003, and again in 2011. They are one of just two acts ever to get this respect twice (alongside Spiers and Boden).
Nancy Kerr is the little girl of London vocalist musician Sandra Kerr and Northumbrian flautist Ron Elliott. Nancy is a just remarkable essayist of tunes, one of England’s best-known folk fiddle players and in 2015 won “Folk Singer of the Year” at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. She is in consistent request as a musician, entertainer and educator. And in addition the team with James, her ongoing work has incorporated the multi-grant winning “The Full English” band, “The Elizabethan Session”, Melrose Quartet and the trio Simpson Cutting Kerr (with Martin Simpson and Andy Cutting). She is co-chief of the Soundpost fiddle and singing workshop ends of the week in Sheffield. Her team in the 1990s with Eliza Carthy saw her shoot to universal prominence on the folk scene in her teenagers and she hasn’t thought back.
James Fagan was conceived in Australia and brought up in a folk-singing family The Fagans. He is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, represent considerable authority in bouzouki, guitar and mandolin. And working one next to the other with Nancy for about two decades, James is a piece of Melrose Quartet and The James Brothers. James is always popular as a session player and shows up on collections via Cara Dillon, Martin Simpson, Brian Finnegan, Eliza Carthy and Spiers and Boden. He was a piece of Bellowhead for their Hedonism tour in 2010 and has been a consistent individual from the Cara Dillon Band, having played bouzouki on her most recent two CDs. He is a center vocal tutor on the Newcastle University Folk Music Degree Course.
As a couple, Nancy and James have toured universally, most remarkably in the British Isles, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. They have a huge number of fans and notwithstanding now having two kids proceed to work and tour always from their home base in Sheffield. Beginning a family has lessened the measure of time they can spend out and about together, so their pair demonstrates are presently extraordinary and looked for after occasions.