Rob Harbron and Emma Reid

standing2It’s been a few years since Emma Reid and I have done any playing together in the UK, but in between Emma’s maternity breaks, we’ve a had a few lovely small tours in Sweden and we’ve even found time to record a lovely new album which will be available on this site soon.

We are now booking some short tours of small venues in the UK – we’ve found in the past that our duo works really well in house concerts and informal settings.  Dates will be announced soon but we are currently looking for gigs on December 4th 2015 and April 1-7 2016.  Our full biog is here…if you’d like to book us or are interested in hosting a house concert, please get in touch!

flockandfly-cover-full-500pxRob Harbron and Emma Reid ‘Flock and Fly’

Available soon!

Recorded by Sigge Krantz
Special guest Göran Wennerbrandt
Artwork by Lizzy Doe

Made In The Great War – touring September 2015

tourBanner3We will be revisiting the Made In the Great War show in September.  The show tells the story of Sam’s fiddle and its maker, musician and amatuer luthier Richard Spencer Howard.  The fiddle was carved in 1915 but Howard was called up to the Great War before he could complete it.  A poignant and inspiring multimedia show featuring narration by master storyteller Hugh Lupton, music by Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron with Paul Sartin, and lighting and video by Emma Thompson. Full tour dates here.

The Full English – The Final Tour

The Full English - group shot 1MBAfter several years, two tours, an album and two BBC Folk Awards, it’s time for The Full English to call it a day and move on to other projects.  It’s been a really amazing collaboration to be part of and it’s really reminded me how much undiscovered material there is in the archives at www.vwml.org, not to mention other sources in books and online.

We have a nine day tour coming up, including a final gig at Cecil Sharp House in London, where we did our first ever performance in 2013.

02/05/15 Bristol Folk Festival
03/05/15 Sheffield The Lyceum
04/05/15 Lincoln Engine Shed
05/05/15 Liverpool St George’s Hall Concert Room
06/05/15 Harrogate Royal Theatre
07/05/15 Birmingham Town Hall
08/05/15 Basingstoke Anvil
09/05/15 Hastings St Mary in the Castle phone sales only 01323 841414
10/05/15 London Cecil Sharp House

Please do take this last chance to see us!

New year, new website!

Hello and welcome … and apologies for leaving my old, outdated site up for so long that people were trying to get ticket for gigs which actually took place a year ago!

I’ve finally made the switch to WordPress to make it easier to add new content, and I’ve started a project of uploading dots and Youtube clips of tunes that I’ve written over the years – click the Tunes link.  More to follow!

Please let me know what you think with the email form on the Contact page or via Twitter.

All the best,
Rob

Request Stop / Terminus

Two tunes I wrote while working in a trio with Nancy Kerr and James Fagan around 2008/9, both inspired by contemporary old-time tunes.  In Request Stop I usually replace the first bar of the A and B part repeats with the fifth bar of the respective part, if that makes any sense!

Request-Stop terminus

And here we are playing the set at Cheltenham Folk Festival in 2008…

Request Stop was recorded on our CD Station House.