What the live reviewers and concert promoters say:
Alistair Russell and Chris Parkinson are one of the best acts on the UK folk music scene. They combine great stage presence with inventive and sparkling musicianship. The repertoire is a broad and enjoyable mix of traditional and contemporary music and song with a strong emphasis on audience participation. Both artists are masters of their craft with a combined pedigree which includes membership of the Battlefield and House Bands. This is a top drawer act. Book them…over and over again. Alan Wood, Baston Live, UK.
“Well rehearsed and varied material performed by experts who were obviously enjoying what they were doing all add up to a totally enjoyable experience.
Book them and you’ll not be disappointed. They’re definitely our list from now on!
Good solid traditional material given a new twist.” Pete Fletcher, (Not) The White Horse Folk Club, Beverley
“(Scottish tradition) was well represented in the form of Alistair Russell, the best MC this tour promoter has ever had……… His polished German combined with his whimsical humour had the seasoned folkie audience eating out of his hand. He is one half of the first act to appear, with the accordion player Chris Parkinson. Both specialise in traditional music, with subtle instrumental breaks. Also in their programme was an amazingly emotional contemporary song by Mark Knopfler.” Concert Stadthalle Langen, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung