Peter and Barbara Snape

Long considered one of Lancashire’s best kept secrets. They perform a mixture of traditional and contemporary songs with a strong focus on Lancashire and the fathomless well of songs, poems and history of this County. Traditional songs mix with poetry from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries that have beautifully-crafted tunes penned by Peter, through to songs from the era of the variety theatre and even up to the 1970s.

Barbara is a robust singer with a wide emotional range. She has the craft to haul you into a song. Peter is a melodeon player who provides subtle accompaniment to the songs and steps out in the tunes. They have the knowledge and skills to search out lesser known material with a regional flavour, then put it across well. Many younger, more lauded performers could learn from them.

Good old-fashioned folk from a proven quality act.

Peter and Barbara Snape

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