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Mitchell and Vincent

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Fiddle & Guitar & vocals. Folk tunes and songs from the British Isles and beyond. Music to dance along with or to listen to! Glasto/Sky/BBC
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Mitchell and Vincent are an acoustic duo based in the Westcountry, bringing traditional and contemporary styles on fiddle and guitar to folk tunes and songs from around the British Isles using varied arrangements to create stories with tunes as well as songs. An unusual coincidence – we both trained as luthiers in different places at different times, but then both went onto do other things. However, when music has a hold of you it doesn’t let go easily and Dave & I both got back into playing and making instruments and subsequently first crossed paths in a ceilidh band called Fiddlestix. We realised we had very similar musical tastes and both wanted to spend a lot more time playing music, so we started a duo. A few years have passed and we have three albums out and are generally pretty busy (that may be an understatement!). Knowing that we were both luthiers, you are asking “Do they play their own instruments?” YES! Dave plays a wonderful sounding nylon strung classical guitar with a cedar top which he made quite a few years ago – we’ve done so many gigs in the last few years that it’s starting to look a bit tatty – but luckily Dave’s made a spare for when the time comes to retire the old girl! I generally play violin #18, a violin of my own pattern and one I’m rather fond of as the front is made from an old stairtread (which I realised was a really sonorous piece of spruce). We’re more than happy to play at private parties, dinners and functions in homes, marquees and village halls etc! Pricing does vary according to distance, but a simple party without significant travel starts at around £400. Have a listen to the tracks on the music page and the video page. We generally use a small amount of high-quality amplification to fill out the sound – the emphasis being on the quality of sound NOT volume!! (we bring ALL the kit we need). Any questions, or should you wish to book us, please get in touch!

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Mitchell and Vincent's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Stacey P
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

Lovely guys and absolutely fantastic musicians. Very courteous throughout and hope to hear them again!

Laura L
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Mitchell and Vincent created a brilliant atmosphere on our wedding day - everybody loved the music! Thank you for making our day so special!

Simon P
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Graham and David provided a great mix of folk music for my 50th Birthday. I would highly recommend them. Superb music guys. Thanks Simon

Tony E
4 years ago
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5 out of 5

Great personalities and got everything dancing, a great night. Thank you from us at Kingston Country Courtyard

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Tony B
1 year ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in United Kingdom
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5 out of 5

I had a wonderful evening of music with Mitchell and Vincent onboard The Golden Hinde yesterday and it’s a venue that suits these two excellent folksingers perfectly. With traditional songs and tunes from around Britain and beyond it was quite easy to imagine them being two of the crew as we voyages around the world. Graham gave us probably the best definition of an English folksong I’ve heard “Bloke does something stupid”, which does sum up so many of them. As I Roved Out or High Germany certainly fall into that category and Graham has a wonderful voice to sing them with. David’s a very precise guitarist who both supports Graham’s fiddle as well as taking the lead on tune sets. He also writes his own material. They have a very relaxed style which draws the audience in and a good mix so a depressing song will be followed by a set of jigs or reels that has everybody’s feet tapping. A duo very well worth seeing.

Golden H
1 year ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in United Kingdom
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5 out of 5

It was a memorable night with Mitchell and Vincent at The Golden Hinde’s latest folk concert on Tuesday. Mitchell and Vincent really engaged the audience with the quality of their performance and the stories about their choice of songs and tunes and their experiences as musicians. David Mitchell’s guitar arrangements combined perfectly with Graham Vincent’s fiddle playing and singing as they played a great selection of traditional and original music. Their shows always leave you feeling uplifted and looking forward to the next one.

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Mitchell and Vincent's Song list

Apples in Winter / O’Grady’s
Molly Oxford / Hard Times of Old England
The Road to Glountane / The Last House in Ballymakea
As I Roved Out
Covering Ground / King of the Pipers
‘Twas on an April Morning
Seven Stars / The Sloe
Oh Albion!
Crested Hens
Gallagher’s Frolics
The Tarbolton
Pigeon on the Gate
Star of Munster
High Germany
Paddy went to London
The Cliffs of Moher
John Brosnan's
West Kerry
Nessa the Mover
Maggie’s Pancakes
The Musical Priest
Tam Lyn
Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy
Calliope House
The Rakes of Kildare
Hector the Hero
The Shores of Lough Gowna
Jim Ward’s Jig
Pleasant and Delightful (The larks they sang melodious)
Morgan Rattler
Lads of Alnwick
Morgan Rattler
The Island of Woods
Kilarney Boys of Pleasure
Cooley's Reel
Road to Lisdoonvarna
Dan O'Keefe's No1
Bonny Ann
The breach of Killiecrankie
I once loved a lass
The Kerfunken Jig, The Swallow's Nest
Lovely Joan
The Sportsman's Hornpipe
Bryan O'Lynn
The Connachtman's Rambles
The History Man
The Cuckoo's Nest
The Walls of Liscarroll
The Rose in the Heather
The Tarbolton
The Merry Blacksmith
The Banshee
The Bristol Highwayman
Drowsy Maggie
Banish misfortune
The Blarney Pilgrim
Garrett Barry's
The pipe on the hob No1

Mitchell and Vincent's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£500
Up to 2 hours£600
Up to 3 hours£800
Folk, Ceilidh, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk
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Concert, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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