Peter and Barbara Snape are a very popular duo from the North West of England with a repertoire that is distinctly ‘northern’ in nature and liberally sprinkled with the ‘feel-good’ factor. Barbara’s versatile singing voice is full of character with both the sensitivity to move you with tales of hardships or sentimental love songs and the robustness to belt out invigorating, earthy numbers with such confidence that you will feel compelled to join in. Peter’s well-crafted accompaniments on the melodeon give life to the songs and the occasional dance tune will certainly set your feet tapping. The Snape’s have a great love of traditional British folk music and have built a well-deserved reputation both for researching varied and interesting songs from the time when cotton and coal were king in the North West and for championing the work of folk song collectors such as Anne Geddes Gilchrist OBE and Fred Hamer. These songs are woven throughout their performance and are delivered with a commitment, passion, enjoyment and knowledge that brings the tradition to life in an engaging and appealing manner.