24 - 27 May 2024
24 - 27


Discovery are Jeff and Elaine Gillett. They sing traditional and modern folk songs which they present with warmth and humour and with the accent on story-telling. Their richly varied repertoire includes songs that will make the audience laugh, cry – or sing along. A unique element is Jeff’s settings of poems from William Blake’s ‘Songs of Innocence and of Experience’. They perform in unaccompanied vocal harmony or with the songs enhanced by Jeff’s supremely tasteful, restrained yet inventive accompaniments on guitar, English concertina, Appalachian dulcimer and mandola. Jeff has previously accompanied (among others) Ron Taylor, Sarah Morgan, Jim Causley and Marianne McAleer. He has been described by Keith Kendrick as ‘arguably the most sensitive accompanist on planet Earth’. They have just released their second CD: ‘Different Stories All Together’.

Programme for Discovery: