Check them out and book them as they are sure to rise.”

— Joe Whittaker, Dartford Folk Club

The packed out audience was absolutely mesmerised by the beautiful playing and haunting melodies of these four very talented musicians.”

— Artsreach Rural Touring Scheme

The music was sensational and even people who openly claim not to be 'folk fans' tell me they really, really enjoyed it!”

— Peter Hyde, Winfrith Village Hall

The Careful Placement of Stones is probably the best jazz-folk album that you will hear this year.”

FATEA Magazine

Inspiring virtuosity rooted in Celtic outstanding instrumental album...features timelessly crafted whistle and fiddle tunes masterfully performed by some of the finest musicians in London's contemporary folk scene.”

— World Music Central

Modern sounding and atmospheric...sublime...there is no better allegory (placing stones) for this highly recommended release merging so many elements of different traditions in such an elegant and smooth way.”

— Bright Young Folk

This debut album of jazz-folk fusion marries traditional instruments such as whistles, banjos and jaw harps to proggy progressions and meandering melodies with great effect.”

— 'The Musician' Magazine

Ambitiously eclectic”

— The Living Tradition

Back in the studio for 2nd album! 

Excited to be recording our 2nd album in August 2024 at Cow Shed Studios in London! Hoping to have it out by the end of the year with sneak previews of tracks and video footage before then.

Ben Cox                vocals, whistles, flute, harmonium, piano
Jonathan Taylor   whistles, flute, backing vocals
Tom Newell          violin, viola, bazouki, backing vocals
Moss Freed          guitar, backing vocals
Tom Mason         double bass
Jordan Murray    percussion, hammered dulcimer

The new Counter's Creek line-up 

Very excited to announce the addition of a new band member in 2022: the very talented Ben Cox on vocals, whistles, flute and harmonium! We have lots of new tunes as well as songs that Ben has brought along - both original and traditional songs from the English/Irish/Scottish tradition. Expect uptempo reels and jigs, heart-wrenching ballads and songs, 4 part harmony and a lot of different instruments on stage!

Debut Album 

Our debut album 'The Careful Placement of Stones' is now available to download or purchase on CD! It was recorded at Porcupine Studios in London and features the remarkable percussive talents of Andy Tween on kit, shakers, llamas' toenails & triangle alongside the regular line-up of whistles, violin & guitar. Not forgetting Tom's strange octave violin that sounds like a cello or his banjo-playing. Or my piano-playing here & there...

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Two launch gigs in the Spring went ahead (Cambridge and London) and we look forward to doing more later in the year. Watch this space!

Read an interview Jonathan gave to World Music Central about his musical journey here!


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