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. The various band members have been hugely popular at Folk Week in the various combinations and festival goers are looking forward to their new incarnation.