Traditional English folk group

Helen O'Hara and Will Allen

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About Helen O'Hara and Will Allen

Traditional English folk group
London
Helen and Will play traditional folk music for violin and melodeon specialising in early English Dance music.

Helen graduated from the Birmingham Conservatoire with a distinction in Performing Studies. Helen is known for her work with Dexys Midnight Runners and Tanita Tikaram. Helen played on the hit album 'Too-Rye-Ay' and single 'Come on Eileen', the highly acclaimed 'Don't Stand Me Down' album and Dexys recent album 'Let the Record Show: Dexys Do Irish and Country Soul' which she also co-produced. Helen also works as a session player, an arranger and musical director. Will is a highly skilled melodeon and fiddle played who was nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award in 2015. Will is renowned for his strong sense of rhythm and musical sensitivity and is in demand as a ceilidh and barn dance player. Will has performed with Tim Edey and Simon Care. Helen and Will's style and sound is a unique blend, derived from their mix of classical, pop and folk backgrounds.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
Musicianship
Genres:
Baroque, Medieval music, Renaissance, Early music, Classical crossover, Folk, Traditional English folk
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party
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