Chris Sarjeant and Benedict Taylor

2009, 11 November 2011

Chris Sarjeant and Benedict Taylor

Chris Sarjeant & Benedict Taylor have been playing together now as a duo specialising mostly in English traditional material for a number of years, performing in prestigious venues throughout the country and also for the nationwide Live Music Now organisation.

Chris & Benedict made their first appearance at The Goose Is Out! tonight Upstairs at the Mag in 2009, when they could happily have continued all night if we had let them – a great night and amazing performances!

“Impeccable fiddle and guitar work, one of the best voices ever……..a very major addition to the British folk scene” – Tom McConville – Musician of the year, BBC Folk Awards.

And here’s some blurb shamelessly nicked from The Magpie’s Nest website- sorry Sam, feel free to nick any of ours!

Chris and Benedict have been friends for an awfully long time! They both attended the Royal Northern College of Music together before heading south to the bright lights of London. Chris originally studied the Piano and Benedict concentrated mainly on the Viola during their student years but after being bitten by a folky bug that had been lurking for some years underneath the fridge, they turned their attentions to something a little more rustic.

Sadly for their second time at the Goose, Benedict was struck down with a hideous bug following a trip to India and couldn’t be there, but we had another brilliant performance from Chris performing solo!

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