Ninebarrow are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mark Radcliffe as sounding like ‘two halves of one voice’, by Seth Lakeman as ‘a fantastic duo’ and by Kate Rusby as ‘absolutely amazing’, Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles. Nominated in the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for Best Emerging Artist and most recently picking up Best Duo in the awards 2019, their latest album, ‘The Waters and the Wild’ (released in April 2018) was awarded 5-stars in both The Morning Star and the English Folk Dance & Song Society’s EDS Magazine. Folk luminary, Mike Harding, has hailed it as ‘absolutely monumental’.

Fear. Uncertainty. Loneliness. Lack of sleep. Anxiety. The absence of face-to-face conversations.

Coronavirus is not only taking a toll on our physical health; it is also causing a massive strain on many people’s mental health – people of all ages and all backgrounds. Recent surveys show anxiety and isolation are already affecting the public, with charities expressing concern that people are struggling to get the support they need.

With a May concert together postponed due to coronavirus, Ninebarrow, Hart Voices and the Chantry Singers decided they wanted to do something to help support the fight against this emerging mental health crisis and so recorded a lock-down collaboration in aid of the charity, Mind.

Mind are a mental health charity that believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. They’re there for everyone. Today. Now. Whether you’re stressed, depressed or in crisis. They’ll listen, give support and advice, and fight your corner.

Have a watch of the video, download the track for free and – importantly, if you feel able to, make a donation to a very worthy cause via our Just Giving page.

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If you can share word of this fundraising campaign with others – by email or by social media, we’d be so grateful.

Together, we think we’ll be able to make a real difference.

Mind is a registered charity in England & Wales 219830

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