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We have been honoured, during these Lockdown Days, to be able to do online Zoom Ceilidhs for Folk Weekend Oxford in May 2020, Whitby Folk Week back in August, and the new year of 2021 brought The Straw Bear Festival, Derby’s St George’s Day, Upton Folk Festival online and ChipChester Folk Festival, and a lovely folk concert for Ryburn 3 Step Folk Club in September – such great fun in our own homes!

We have also had the privilege of playing some lovely live in person folk concerts at Chichester Folk Club and the wonderful Derby Folk Festival. We we able to play with DanceCupola at Shrewsbury Folk Festival in August and for several private ceilidh bookings in Sept too.

We finish off this year with an in-person concert dedicated to our Christmas Cheer and Winter Wassails – you can find us at The Poppy Folk club on Sunday 12th December – Merry Christmas – stay safe – see you in 2022!

Sing a Song of Christmas, by Doug Eunson

Here’s a little taster of the music we play for dancing to:

Bending the Ferret / Spirit of the Dance

High Flyers

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

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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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