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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
The Neely G Festival of Music
15 & 16 July 2016

Full details on the gigs page

March 2016: New agent and great album reviews

We are delighted to announce we have a new agent. We are being represented by Dave Boardman of Doddnaze Artists & Event Management - see the Contact Us page for more detail of how to get in touch.

And we are equally delighted that our new album In America is receiving such great reviews. You can read more about these here.

In America has been 'Album Of The Week' on Blues & Roots Radio, FATEA'S 'Along The Tracks' and in Ireland on Charlie McGettigan's Arts Programme on Shannonside Radio.

Colum Sands on BBC Ulster did a half hour programme on us featuring the album and we've had significant play on RTE by Niall Toner and on Dublin City FM by Noel Casey and Peter Grogan.

Several stations on the Blues & Roots network have given us regular airplay here in the UK, in Canada, the US and Australia. We often appear on Brian Player's 'Acoustic Cafe'


 

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”
(Folking.com)

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.

In America” is the current album, recorded at TJ Tunes in Nashville

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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