A rainy day at Barrington!

The National Trust asked us to play at Barrington Court to celebrate Allhallowtide. The weather wasn’t brilliant, so we found ourselves in the corner of an old barn which turned out really nicely!

Video at The Square & Compass “Henge”

We ran a fiddle and guitar workshop in the morning and had a gig later in the evening. Lunchtime, whilst kicking our heels before the evening gig we parked up and spotted this wooden henge that the landlord had built near his pub….. We decided to get the cameras rolling and recorded this video live. Sound was recorded on a Sony phone lying on the ground in front of us (hidden behind a piece of bark) and the video was shot on two iphones. You can spot one of them jammed into one of the tree trunks. Had to do quite a bit of fettling to the sound and video later, but this filmed and recorded entirely live in one take in a field in Dorset. The nod at the end was to the small audience who’d gathered to watch what was going on. And as for the tune – one of our favourites, it’s on our album “The Preservation of Fire”.

The Livestream Adventure

It’s been a bit of a learning curve, but we’re getting there…….. When we did #1 Livestream we had trouble connecting to YouTube and so it only went out on Facebook….. For #2 we had an unexpected turn of events when Facebook decided that would be a good moment to update something and the parts of the account you need to livestream became unavailable for an hour! So #2 was only live on YouTube!

Here’s the recording of the livestream:

Enjoying performing again!

Well, in the last couple of weeks we have played at Broadstairs Folk Week, Bridport Folk Festival and Purbeck Valley Folk Festival – what a change!! We’ve been pretty careful about social contact and taken sensible precautions, but what a joy to be out playing again. We’ve updated our gig page so that it’s in a calendar format (although you can switch to “agenda” view should you so desire) and this will allow us to easily add in new dates as things pop up!

Hope to see you at one of our gigs, cheers for now!

Mitchell and Vincent on stage at The Long Barn – Purbeck Valley Folk Festival – Photo by Phoebe Reeks Photography

Mitchell and Vincent – Regular Livestream

We’re going to be doing a FREE monthly livestream on the third Monday of every month at 8:00pm (UK time), use the link below to add the Livestream events to your calendar.


And of course, you can still like and follow us on facebook for updates: www.facebook.com/mitchellandvincent

And subscribe and hit the bell icon on YouTube: www.youtube.com/MitchellandVincent

Wimborne Folk Festival Livestream

Did a livestream for Wimborne Folk Festival, Really hoping this time next year we’ll all be able to be there in person.

We set up at one end of my violin making workshop and laid in an ethernet cable from the house – all went well!

The new normal #2

VegfestUK invited us to produce a video for their online festival in August, so we did!
Recorded separately in our own luthiery workshops, but put together as a mini-concert for you to enjoy. We each played the whole session through all in one take, complete with interactions, so it is as live as you can get while being apart!