Award-winning Spiers & Bowden for theatre gig

Spiers & Bowden.
Spiers & Bowden.

BELLOWHEAD founders Spiers & Bowden are to bring their exciting mix of pirate tales and Morris dancing, fiddles and squeezeboxes, Tom Waits and Benjamin Britten to Harrogate Theatre this weekend.

The award-winning folk-punks take their influences wherever they find them to give traditional English folk a kick in the pants.

It’s an approach that’s led to John Spiers and Jon Boden winning BBC Radio 2 folk awards for best duo, as well as a choice nomination at the BBC World Music Awards, among a whole lot more. Appearing this Sunday, singer and fiddler Boden and concertina andaccordion player Spiers aren’t afraid of spontaneity, while still creating an exciting world that, while based in English heritage, is all their own.

l Tickets for Harrogate Theatres spring season are available now and can be booked securely online at or through the Harrogate Box Office on 01423 502 116.