Nigel Eaton

Andy Cutting

Nigel Eaton...
originally played piano and cello, moving to the hurdy-gurdy when his father, Christopher Eaton, started to make them in 1981. In 1985 he joined the groups Blowzabella and Ancient Beatbox with whom he has toured extensively in Britain, Europe and South America and recorded six albums. Nigel also appears on numerous records with artists ranging from Robert Plant, Scott Walker and Marc Almond to The Philharmonia and The New London Consort, and soundtracks for films such as Aliens and The Name of the Rose. Nigel took part in a year-long world tour with Robert Plant and Jimmy Page
(of Led Zeppelin) and is one half of Whirling Pope Joan with Julie Murphy

Andy Cutting...
Mojo magazine has called Andy an 'accordion god'. A ground-breaking player he came swiftly to prominence with the innovative Blowzabella and went on to pair up with fiddler, guitarist and singer Chris Wood to create an immensely popular duo. Andy's influences include both Québecois traditional English music. He is one of a number of performers who have brought a new sense of pride in their tradition to the English folk audience. The partnership with Chris Wood is still going strong and besides being a key member of Fernhill and 1651 Andy has been an integral part of the touring and recording bands of folk divas Kate Rusby and June Tabor.

Albums on the Beautiful Jo label

Panic at the Café

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