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Chris While and Julie Matthews

Throughout the rest of the year Chris and Julie will be involved in several projects. Chris will be working again with her daughter Kellie as a duo and Kellie will join Chris and Julie when the three appear together at Kimpton Folk Festival.

There’s also a tour with Daphne’s Flight (Chris, Julie, Christine Collister, Melanie Harrold and Helen Watson)  a series of  concerts with the Ballads of Child Migration Project and the inevitable Christmas tour with St Agnes Fountain as well as duo gigs. Visit Chris and Julie’s website for links to all the dates and details on how to get tickets.https://www.whileandmatthews.com/gigs

The Best of Chris While and Julie Matthews Vol. 2 now available in stores and from this site as a download or CD.

And Chris and Julie’s last album of original songs is still available from record shops and on-line.11 tracks including Are We Human? and Pride which you can preview here. Also included are Here It Comes Again, Ordinary Day, The Skin I’m In and Slim to Nil, one of 3 tracks written by Chris and acclaimed songwriter Charlie Dore.

The album has received some great reviews including:-

‘Music from the heart’ “Excellent” -BBC Radio 2, “you’ll go a very long way to find better than this.”-HiFi News Another fine album”-R2, “they’ve come up with another fine offering”-Maverick,“Their 10th album is up to their usual high standard. Beautifully constructed songs with great playing & lovely harmonies”-Country Music People, “some of the finest folk music and female singing this country has to offer”-Get Ready to Rock, Ordinary Day is just beautiful”-musicriot.com, ‘Their vocal performances & harmonies are immaculate throughout‘-FATEA

BUY A CD COPY OF THE ALBUM OR DOWNLOAD mp3s HERE

http://www.whileandmatthews.co.uk/tour.php

OKKARD from Dave Burland and the Awkward Squad is now released. This is Dave Burland’s first album in 20 years. His last album ‘Benchmark’ from 1996 is still available from this site.

Get more info about Dave Burland and the Awkward Squad here http://www.daveburland-awkwardsquad.com

Are We Human? – Chris While and Julie Matthews

Still available for download and raising money for refugees.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AO6f0yxgqMI

Chris While and Julie Matthews in the Ballads of Child Migration

Check out this clip of Chris and Julie at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards with Jez Lowe, Boo Hewerdine, Barbara Dickson, John McCusker, John Doyle, Heidi Tidow, Belinda O’Hooley and the Queensbridge School Chamber Choir.