Mitchell and Vincent @ the New Bell Inn, Free Entry
David Mitchell and Graham Vincent are a folk duo from Dorset and Somerset who play a mix of traditional tunes alongside songs from around the British Isles which they have arranged for Fiddle and Classical Guitar.
They first met playing in a ceilidh band, based in the South West of England, and found out that coincidentally they had both trained as Luthiers (instrument makers) (David plays a guitar he has made and Graham now makes violins). So with shared musical tastes, and wanting to make more music, they started playing a few gigs as a duo during 2012 and have enjoyed playing ever since.
Mitchell and Vincent have performed at a whole variety of festivals, events and concerts all over the South West, as well as around the UK and abroad, including established popular events such as Beverley Folk Festival, Broadstairs Folk Week, Bath Folk and International Festivals and Wimborne Minster Folk Festival. They have also supported renowned musicians Tim Edey (a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner), Archie Fisher MBE and Kate Rusby along the way.
They have been described as:
“From softly delivered songs … through expressive tune sets … there’s a clear and obvious enticement to listen to their music.” (FolkWords).
“At all times, the interplay between David Mitchell’s guitar … and Graham Vincent’s fiddle is quite stunning. … thoughtful arrangements … an album of unusual charm and dignity.” (Acoustic magazine).
“…you will find music that is beautifully played, with a delicacy and lightness of touch that immediately brings to mind Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill.” (FATEA Magazine Website).
“A breath of fresh air” and giving a concert of “breath-taking music and performance.” (A. Knutt, Director of CICCIC, Taunton).
“Our headliners were the stunning Mitchell & Vincent. They brought us rousing tunes, haunting melodies & songs that had the Brunny choir in full voice. If you haven’t seen them before you’ve certainly missed a treat!” (Brunny Folk Club).
“Musicians who tell stories with their melodies.” (Wessex Folk Festival).
“Bringing the crowd to tears one moment and to their feet the next.” (J. Hayes, Festival Director, Lyme Folk Weekend).