Narthen are Barry Coope and Lester Simpson of Coope Boyes and Simpson, Jo Freya of Blowzabella/Moirai and Fi Fraser of The Old Fashioned/ Polka Works.
This is a quartet previously known under their own names for Christmas shows and as part of shows with the author Michael Morpurgo.
They have decided to become an all year group featuring songs that will touch your heart, engage your intellect and wow your ears. They are known for four part harmony, but they are all also instrumentalists and augment some of the repertoire with accompaniment.
They play, piano, accordion, fiddle, soprano sax, ukulele and whistles.
Narthen is a new name for a new venture.
They are doing a few key performances in 2017 and will be seen more from 2018 onwards.
Hark Hark are the quartet’s Christmas shows which continue apace. They are a seasonal mix of songs and tunes that reflect the whole of Christmas and the winter season. The wonderful four part harmony Yorkshire carols are mixed with songs showing the less reverential and more humorous side of Christmas.
As many people now say: ‘Christmas starts with you’.
These shows have become an institution.
Shows and Tour Periods 2017 - 18
- 30th April – Upton-upon-seven Folk Festival
- 25th August 2017 – Whitby Folk Festival
- 17th Sept 2017 – The Folk Gathering, Alstonfield
- 8th Oct 2017 – Derby Folk Festival
- 21st April 2018 – Leicester Guildhall
Hark Hark winter tour booking now.
- 15th December 2017– Terry O’Toole Theatre, North Hykeham