After their explosion onto the national folk roots scene over the past few years, duo Ninebarrow will be performing at the Christ The King Parish Centre in Childwall as part of their first extensive national tour in two years.
In a few short years, the Dorset-based duo have carved themselves a distinctive niche on the folk roots scene for their outstanding harmonies, delicate instrumentation and engaging songs.
In 2017, they were nominated at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in the ’Horizon’ category for ‘Best Emerging Artist’. One of the highest accolades in their genre, it was made even more exceptional because it was only a few months prior to this that Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere relinquished their jobs as a teacher and GP in favour of a full-time music career – an act of faith that has clearly paid dividends.
Since then, the duo have continued their upwards trajectory, graduating to more senior award categories, most recently picking up ‘Best Duo’ in the 2019 Folking.com awards.
Named after Nine Barrow Down in Dorset’s Purbeck hills, the duo have released four critically acclaimed albums with their most recent, ‘A Pocket Full of Acorns’, which they released to a raft of four and five star reviews in the folk and mainstream media in March 2021. Within just a few days of release, the album had already reached No. 1 on Amazon’s Folk Best Sellers Chart.