Brian Peters is one of the English folk scene’s great all-rounders, a compelling singer and an outstanding multi-instrumentalist on squeezeboxes and strings. Brian is one of the country’s best anglo-concertina players, is just as good on melodeon, and plays guitar to a high standard, recently adding banjo to his act. Well known for towering renditions of Child Ballads and other songs from the English tradition, Brian adds beautifully-played squeezebox instrumentals to a repertoire full of variety, fire and humour. He also has a deep knowledge of the history behind the old songs.
Brian has played many folk festivals in Britain, and works all over the world, including regular tours of the USA and several appearances at the Australian National Folk Festival. Brian has also devised concept performances of Child Ballads and Appalachian-English songs. He most recently visited us with The Road to Peterloo, with Pete Coe and Laura Smyth.