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DryWood Folk Duo

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About DryWood Folk Duo

Experienced and versatile folk roots duo performing Traditional Folk, English, Irish, Americana, Cajun, Blues.
Folk band
Northampton
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Phil Underwood is an internationally recognised multi instrumentalist who has been playing folk music for over fifty years. He is an actor/musician, singer songwriter, director and playwright with a passion for all genres of folk and roots music on melodeon, concertina, fiddle, guitar, banjo and percussion. He has formed and played in many bands, including The Creole Brothers, KARA (with Daria Kulesh and Pete Morton), The Fishwives Choir and The Pitmatics. He trained for the stage with the National Theatre’s War Horse production and toured his own stage show Canals of Old England. Career highlights include a appearances playing melodeon with Bill Bailey at Wembley Arena, The Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival, Glastonbury Rock Music Festival, BBC Breakfast TV and BBC TV Songs of Praise. Denise Dryburgh started singing as a teenager in a successful all girl group DeLorelei and subsequently made her name on the folk circuit as a fine and powerful folk singer and session leader. She toured folks clubs and festivals between 2009-2014 as part of a harmony trio The Morning After. Since early 2018 she has been the percussionist in The Pitmatics and now also sings and plays guitar and percussion with Phil in their duo DryWood.

Musicianship
Genres:
Folk, Traditional English folk, Rockabilly, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Virtual event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Recording session, Charity event, Theatre / Show, Birthday party
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Song list

TYPICAL MIXED SET
Set 1 (12 songs - 45 minutes)
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WILLIAM TAYLOR (Trad)
CANALS OF OLD ENGLAND(Original - Canal song)
THE WITCH AND THE WILLOW (Original - Trad style)
TWO MAGICIANS (Trad)
LET THE MYSTERY BE (Iris Dement)
WINTER WILL TAKE ME AWAY (Original - Canal song)
AMAZING GRACE (American Old Time)
ONLY REMEMBERED (Original - Canal song)
THE MINEHEAD HOBBY HORSE SONG (Trad)
FAREWELL TO THE HORSES (Canal song)
LEIGH FISHERMEN (Original - trad style Shanty)
GONGOOZLERS (Original - Music Hall)
Set 2 (12 songs - 45 minutes)
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IN SPITE OF OURSELVES (John Prine)
RED ROSES BRIGHT CASTLES (Original - Canal song)
SNOWFALLS (John Tams - War Horse)
CORNISH SHIPWRIGHTS (Original - Trad style shanty)
FIDDLESTICKS/JETAIS AU BAL/INDIAN ON A STUMP (Cajun)
TRAIN ON THE ISLAND (American Old Time)
OLDER LADIES (Music Hall)
THE WATER CAN (Original - Canal song)
LOGS TO BURN (Trad)
STAR IN THE EAST (Sacred Harp)
PRETTY FAIR MAID IN THE GARDEN (American Old Time)
Encore
THROW YOUR CARES AWAY (Original, Music Hall)
TYPICAL IRISH SET
Si Do Mhamo Í (Gaelic song)
The Parting Glass
Téir Abhaile Riú (Gaelic song)
Here Because I’m Here
The Night Visit (Who Are You My Pretty Fair Maid)
The Banks Of The Bann
The Curragh Of Kildare
Paddy’s Lamentation
IRISH TUNES
BOYS OF BLUE HILL/PEACOCKS FEATHER
BRIDGET O'MALLEY
DROPS OF BRANDY
DROWSY MAGGIE
GALWAY GIRL
GARYOWEN
HUGH O'DONNELL
KESH JIG / SEVEN STARS
MAGGIE IN THE WOOD
MRS HUDDLEDEE
MY DARLING ASLEEP
MY LOVE CAME TO DUBLIN
O’DOWDS NUMBER 9
PLANXTY IRWIN
ROCKY ROAD TO DUBLIN
SALLEY GARDENS
SHOVE THE PIG'S FOOT
SI DO MHAMO I
SOUTH WIND
STAR OF THE COUNTY DOWN
SULLIVANS/BRITCHES FULL OF STITCHES
THE CURRAGH OF KILDARE
THE FROST IS ALL OVER
THE IRISH ROVER
THE PRIDE OF PETRAVORE
THE RIGHTS OF MAN/ EIBHLIN OG
THE STAR OF THE COUNTY DOWN

Reviews

From customers:

The S, 4 years ago

This has got to be one of the best Narrowboat related songs that we've had ..I dare you to not enjoy his jaunty little song 'Canals of Old England'!

York H, 4 years ago

"stunning and original"

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