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© Ninebarrow 2020

'The Waters and the Wild' 2018  

  1. The Hour of the Blackbird

  2. Halsewell

  3. Overthrown

  4. Prickle-eye Bush

  5. While Gamekeepers Lie Sleeping

  6. Hwome

  7. Thirteen Turns

  8. The Waters and the Wild

  9. Row On

  10. Gather It In

  11. Sing a Full Song

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Don't forget your songbook! 

A beautiful full-colour, 32 page book with the stories behind each song, photography of the places and objects that have inspired them, as well as the lyrics for each song.

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​An absolute joy - every single song is a gem.


​Topical, traditional and just excellent folk music…bound to garner them further awards and accolades.


Smartly scrubbed, hugely folk festival-friendly British trad, full of glossy, close harmonies.


They were nominated for the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and they should really have won - because they sound like this'


The Hour of the Blackbird...what a beautiful little song. BBC Radio Wales, Frank Hennessey



Their ingenuity in poetic adaptation comes to the fore… a career milestone.


'A masterful album that fully sets the duo amid the brightest stars in the folk firmament' Mike Davies, Fatea Magazine


A record packed with a richness and finesse  that confirms the evolution of Ninebarrow and the precision they bring to their craft. Sonic Bandwagon



A very, very strong album…it’s amazing really. Mike Brocken






Subtle, immaculate, superb harmonies, sensitive arrangements, they have a magic touch. Phil Brown



Subtle, immaculate, superb harmonies, sensitive arrangements, they have a magic touch. Phil Brown

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Another immaculate outing.


Can an album be an antidote to the madness of the modern world? I think it probably can, especially when it is made with as much love and reverence as this.


A duo that is clearly going places.

Really lovely stuff. Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2



​Their new album is absolutely monumental.Mike Harding



Another abundantly assured and distinctively crafted achievement



​Truly gorgeous.Genevieve Tudor, BBC Radio Shropshire


Carefully crafted beauty that should see them gather in many more fans. Expect more plaudits to follow. Northern Sky Magazine

​Outstanding musicianship, scintillating harmonies & wholly engrossing songs. The combination of Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere has proved beyond doubt that it now stands at the forefront of English folk. Tim Carol, Folkwords.com

Ninebarrow’s The Waters & The Wild is a testament that this is a duo of traditional integrity. They will not conform and jump on the latest bandwagon. Instead, they have the patience and confidence to gently sew new patterns onto familiar tapestry. Folk Radio UK


.​The dignified title song flames with a tight fury

. Their best album yet


Something very special…absolutely stunning. Gary Hazlehurst, Nova FM


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