About

We were very fortunate, in the Lockdown Days of 2020 and 2021, to have been able to do some great online work such as Zoom Ceilidhs and Concerts for some of the major festivals and folk clubs across the country.

Towards the end of 2021 we felt honoured to be able to return in-person to Chichester Folk Club, Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Derby Folk Festival and finally the lovely Poppy Folk Club for some Christmas Cheer!

2022 has seen us out and about much more in-person from The Barn at Baston, Upton Folk Festival, Sidmouth Folk Week, Whitby Folk Week, Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Everyman Folk Club to Derby Folk Festival – so very good to be amongst friends again, singing and playing!

All of Doug and Sarah’s CD albums available from cothrecords.co.uk.

Here is our version of The Ant and The Grasshopper by Leon Rosselson:

The Ant and The Grasshopper by Leon Rosselson

And a little taster of the music we play for dancing to:

Bending the Ferret / Spirit of the Dance

High Flyers

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Doug Eunson and Sarah Matthews

Doug Eunson (voice, melodeon) and Sarah Matthews (voice, fiddle, viola) use their natural, expressive musicality to craft their arrangements with style and intuitive elegance.  As well as drawing on some of the finest English folk song repertoire to sing in breathtaking harmony, they play English and European dance music in outstanding instrumentals and beautifully flowing tune sets. 

CDs available from cothrecords.co.uk.

Tony Deane’s “Following the Old Oss”, performed by Doug and Sarah at the rather prestigeous Eton College School Hall in May 2009:

“This derbyshire based duo, rooted in the english tradition, have developed into exciting performers of both traditional and contemporary music. With creative arrangements, their musicianship is at once in evidence and as if that wasn’t enough they are both excellent singers who employ imaginative harmonies to great effect. A great night out!”

Carol and John Worker
Brewtown Folk Club
Burton on Trent

Duo at Derby FF 2016 taken at JB Cup by Alison

“An eloquent expression of the interactive nature of what ‘our’ music can still be”

Clive Pownceby, Bothy Folksong Club, Southport   March 2008

“Sarah Matthews and Doug Eunson are a duo that performs like a much larger group with dynamic vocals, great harmonies, warm stage presence and first rate instrumentals.  They are also super teachers and a firm hit with students and audiences alike.”

Warren Robinson – Goderich Celtic Roots
Festival, Ontario, Canada

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