Gavin Davenport

Vocals, Cittern, Gutiar & Concertina

Multi instrumentalist, singer and song writer Gavin Davenport spent his late teens and early twenties infiltrating the folk scene and encouraging people to buy him drinks in return for singing traditional songs culled from early Albion projects including Battle of the Field and Morris On. Spurred on by this he developed a deep love of traditional song which led him to academic research and mainstage performances from Europe to Canada with bands and solo projects and he toured solo in Canada once again in 2011. In last few years he has gained an enviable reputation as a powerful interpreter of English traditional songs and ballads, both accompanied and unaccompanied and has won acclaim and plaudits for his songwriting, with other contemporary formers including Folk Award nominees Lady Maisery picking up his material. He’s played with an eclectic range of folk projects from the traditionalism of vocal harmony and instrumental group Crucible to the heavy metal excesses of dance band Glorystrokes and all points in between.