An Dhá are a Fiddle and Cello duo writing and performing folk music that combines styles and genres to explore the boundaries of contemporary folk music. They formed in 2013 at Trinity Laban conservatoire after Violinist Jaya Hanley and Cellist Sarah James visited the Isle of Skye and were entranced by the beauty and music of the Island. Their music has been played on shows including BBC Radio 3͛s World on 3 and BBC Radio Scotland͛s Travelling Folk. After winning the London Fiddle Convention Competition in 2016 they went on to win the Celtic Connections 2017 Danny Kyle Open Stage.
An Dhá means ‘The Two’ in Gaelic; two musicians, a Fiddle and a Cello, on a journey exploring life and music together. Their music is about their life and connection together and in November 2017 they took it a step further and got engaged on top of Arthurs Seat in Edinburgh.
Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith are a highly acclaimed folk duo who play traditional and original music of the British Isles.
Over the last three years they have built a reputation on the UK folk scene for arresting and moving performances. The songs themselves are always given centre stage but they are brought to life with sensitive musical arrangements and stunning vocals. There is an integrity that shines through their performances and a common thread of political struggle, resistance, and justice.
“To be a great folk singer, you have to be a great storyteller, as Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith are clearly aware. The duo are both fine singers and multi-instrumentalists.” – The Guardian
This event is organised by The Museum of Bath Architecture. The Museum of Bath Architecture is unique museum exploring the rich architectural history of Bath and its transformation from a provincial town into a world famous Georgian city.