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Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby

International Songwriters And Performers

Staggeringly good...truly magical guitar work, vocals to lift your heart and soul, with songs that are utterly unforgettable

Next Gig
Lymm Folk Club
24 March 2016
at 8:30pm

January 2016: New Album In America now officially released

We're proud to announce our latest CD 'In America', featuring some of our most personal songs, recorded in Nashville this summer. The digi-pack design includes a 12-page booklet, containing lyrics and brief backgrounds to the material. You can order the CD from the Albums page or from the In America page where you can also listen to soundbites.

The CD, or individual tracks is also available from iTunes and Amazon.

Cathryn Craig is from Virginia and has built a strong reputation as both performer and songwriter. She has sung with Chet Atkins, The Righteous Brothers, Shel Silverstein and Jorma Kaukonen.

Her great-grandfather Jacob Sowder was recorded by Cecil Sharp and is featured in Sharp’s book "English Folk Songs From The Southern Appalachians".


Brian Willoughby is well known for his virtuoso performances on electric and acoustic guitar, with progressive folk/rock band Strawbs. He has also played with Mary Hopkin, Joe Brown, New World, Roger Whittaker, Bridget St.John, Jim Diamond and Monty Python.

Both have accompanied Nanci Griffith.



“They catch a mood that could produce goosebumps on sheet metal"
(The Glasgow Herald)

“Long live traditional music, even when it's only just been written”
(The Living Tradition)

“…sublime guitar work and one of the finest voices around”

Their “Alice’s Song” was an Aled Jones “highlight of the year” on BBC Radio 2.

Cathryn was Simon Mayo's star guest on BBC Radio 2Day, live from Nashville.

The Telegraph’s Martin Chilton named the duo as his “Folk Gig Pick” in 2015.

“Real World” is the current album, featuring live studio recordings of strong Craig / Willoughby compositions…

Thanks for dropping by. Rest a while here on our website where you can listen to our music, watch a video or two and see where we’re playing.
Cathryn and Brian

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