John Waltham and Helen English

A classically trained musician, Helen has been playing the Celtic harp for many years. With a lifetime’s family background in the folk music world, she has always been surrounded by music and song and brings this experience to her playing. The harp contributes a unique depth and colour to the songs.

John has been singing all his life, and grew up with traditional songs on a Dorset farm. These songs have taken him to sing at festivals from Cornwall to Aberdeen, as well as many in Ireland.

He and Helen have been making music together for more than a decade, occasionally for audiences, but more often for their own pleasure. Their repertoire ranges from the traditional through to newly composed material.