Keith Kendrick &
Sylvia Needham
English Traditional Songs
Performance:     Sunday
                               May 29, 2016
                               3:00 PM

Keith Kendrick and Sylvia Needham sing English traditional and traditionally influenced contemporary songs. They work extensively all over the UK, Europe and across the globe. Both have very wide ranging repertoires, strong voices and uncannily compatible and complimentary styles of delivery, affording an exciting enhancement in duo and between them produce a striking acapella harmony sound.

With a formidable 40+ year history of performing experience behind them, their recorded work is matched only by their live gigs, always a vocal and musical revelation as well as a hoot!

Keith Kendrick and Sylvia Needham also accompany themselves and play lively dance tunes on three different systems of the only English invented musical instrument–the Concertina. And when they’re not doing that you’ll probably find them playing lively and stirring music for the Winster Morris Dancers.

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“A wonderful advert for English folk music!”

- Lawrence Heath – Guildford Institute Folk Club

“....breathtaking harmony work that leaves the listener gasping............

- Jane Kremer and Dave Thomas - The Folk Mag

“…'Once I courted a Damsel', derived from a fragment of Joseph Taylor's singing, is Keith and Sylvia at their very best - unaccompanied, well thought out and together in splendid harmony, a model of how to sing a traditional English song.”

  1. -Pete Wood - EDS

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    “A wonderful advert for English folk music!”

  3. -- Lawrence Heath – Guildford Institute Folk Club

“....Sally Free and Easy deserves a special mention. Keith sings this song in harmony with Sylvia Needham. Their voices blend and compliment each other's, capturing the anger and despair of this Cyril Tawney song to perfection. It is unquestionably, the best interpretation that I have ever heard of this song.”

- Ken Hinchliffe – What’s Afoot

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