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

New line-up for 2022! 

Very excited to announce the addition of a new band member this year: 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!


Two videos: the trio a few years ago and new quartet performing in 2022.

Watch the band playing live on our Videos page!

Photos by Ron Milsom and Marek Dorcik.

First video filmed by Marek Dorcik and sound recorded by Adrian Gerolemou.

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