‘folk at its very best’ Maverick
‘invigorating…infectious joy’ Songlines
‘Brimming with passion’ FRUK
Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar joined forces in 2011. Combining Russell’s powerful vocals and driving guitar style with Algar’s All-Ireland winning fiddle playing, the duo have become one of the most sought after acts on the British folk scene. In 2013 the pair won the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award before going on to win the Horizon Award for best breakthrough act from the same source in 2014. In 2015, they were nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Best Duo category. Having toured extensively in the UK for five years, as well as in Denmark, Germany and The Netherlands, Greg and Ciaran have released 4 studio albums The Queen’s Lover, The Call, The Silent Majority and Utopia and Wasteland.