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The Hull Folk Collective formed in 2016 initially as a five piece band, though now we perform as a duo sometimes augmented by other musicians. We are unique in the folk arena in that we combine a mix of traditional and self-composed songs with historical narrative culled from archive newspapers and eye witness accounts.

This allows for a relaxed, enjoyable and informative event. Often our shows are sold out to folk eager to learn more about the social history of their area.

The duo consists of Kath Jordan (vocals) and Chris Jordan (MA in music, multi-instrumentalist and vocals). Stylistically we perform anything from Anglo-Saxon songs accompanied on the Anglo-Saxon Lyre through to Americana accompanied on folk guitar and acapella folk songs and sea shanties.

In 2020, largely because of the Coronavirus pandemic lockdowns, Chris & Kath recorded an album called Splendid Isolationisms and, in 2021 followed this up with a second album called The New Robin Hood.

Kath does most of the historical researching we pride ourselves on the ‘authenticity’ of their work.

As well as putting on historical shows and performances, the Collective are more than happy to perform more conventional gigs of songs. They also have vast experience in running traditional sing-around sessions in pubs and clubs.


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