Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker

Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker (Click here - cliciwch yma)

To win the Best Duo category at the 2015 BBC Folk Awards is quite an achievement at any stage of an artists' career. But just two years prior to this accolade Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker were virtually unknown on the folk scene (or any other, for that matter). So their success is quite remarkable.

Josienne and Ben had been performing to one woman and a disinterested dog at London acoustic nights since 2009. Following the release of their first two albums One Light Is Gone and The Seas Are Deep, interest began to grow in discerning pockets of the blogging community. But it was musician and producer Jim Moray who persuaded them of a far bigger audience who'd appreciate their classically instilled traditional songs and self-penned lovelorn ballads. Although Josienne was initially sceptical that the folk and roots scene would welcome outsiders, the reviews, end-of-year polls and nominations that greeted their 2013 album Fire & Fortune would prove her gratifyingly wrong.

Acapela Studio, Cardiff on Saturday 7 May 2016
Doors Open at 7:30PM
Starts at 8:00PM
Ticket Price: 7.50 - 15.00*
*booking fee applies
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