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Alison and Jack started performing together after meeting in the short-lived but rather wonderful Bacchus morris side, seen here dancing for English Heritage and assorted tourists at the Jewel Tower, in London.
Alison's roots in traditional singing go all the way back to her great, great grandfather Charles Montacute, one of a handful of villagers who managed to preserve the carolling tradition in Odcombe, Somerset, still performed every Christmas Eve - whatever the weather!
She started singing in Yeovil folk club as a teenager, inspired and influenced by Maddy Prior and Frankie Armstrong.
Once you have heard Alison you will never forget her. Her voice is both powerful and gentle with an emotive edge that shows her fine understanding for lyric interpretation.
Jack did a Jazz degree and toured and recorded with various people from the folk-rock world before teaming up with Alison - but his grandparents both played a small part in the original revival..
Jack's grandmother Dorothy Newton was a folk dance teacher - she choreographed the first performance of Vaughan Williams's ballet Old King Cole in 1923, just after marrying John Burnaby, who is still remembered for re-starting morris dancing in Cambridge after WW1!