Bob and Gill Berry
Traditional and Contemporary Folk Songs in Harmony

Latest News.

Bob and Gill can now be followed on Twitter at @bobandgill

----------------------------------------

We have a number of gigs coming up.

see the performances listings for details

----------------------------------------

Latest Recordings

InJune 2008 we had the great opportunity of being invited to record at the Real World Studios, Box ( that's Peter Gabriels place!) with the internationally known celtic harpist and singer, Loreena McKennit on her latest album " A Midwinter Night's dream".

A truly amazing experience and really nice to sing alongside such a giant in her field of music. Bob even got to do a couple of additional harmony lines as an over- dub. The track is "The Gloucestershire Wassail" and includes other singers including Eddie Upton, Bernard Coulter, Elena Robotham and Phillipa Toulson. Samples of Loreena McKennits music, inclu ding the 'wassail' can be found on http://www.quinlanroad.com

Bob & Gill recorded a song from the singing of Loreena on their previous album "Sitting on a tree" on the WildGoose record label. The track was called" Bonny Portmore" and can be heard on their Myspace site: http://www.myspace.com/bobgillberry

----------------------------------------

Awards.

Bob & Gill were delighted to have been given an award by the English Folk Dance & Song Society Anniversary Awards ceremony which was held on Monday 11th June 2007.

The EFDSS 75th Anniversary Awards were a way of honouring many of the people who have made significant contributions to the development and continuity of traditional English folk music, song and dance. We are delighted to receive this award- however it is also to the friends and fellow enthusiasts that have supported our endeavours to share this wonderful music and song.

Since then Bob received a Joint Exceptional Community service award from the Chippenham Town Council and The Wiltshire Council. This was for working with the community of Chippenham and the Folk festival. Bob shares this with Gill and all the other fine volunteers at the Festival that does such a great job each year. However he was really chuffed to be presented it

 

 

 

 

 

"What a fantastic night! Bob & Gill Berry were excellent …."

   Derby Heritage Traditional Music Club.

"… the Berry's have ears for a song that is good regardless of provenance. A pleasing album from two singers who are part of the backbone of our folk revival."

   Roy Harris - Taplas (16 October 2006)

 

"…Bob and Gill have been missing from my CD player for quite a while and it's good to have them back. ."

Phil Thomas, The Living Tradition