Downend Folk & Roots – 16 Dec 22. Photo: Barry Savell

Vicky Cooper and Richard Toller are a traditional folk duo based in Bristol. They sing solo and in close harmony, sometimes unaccompanied and sometimes accompanied on a range of instruments including fiddle, mandolin, guitar and banjo. On occasion a set may even include some clog dancing from Vicky. Debut album ‘A Number Of Work’ was released in March 2023 to critical acclaim. With a repertoire ranging from murder ballads to bawdy drinking songs, their material may be hundreds of years old but their approach is energetic, sophisticated and timeless.