Mary Hare, Snelsmore, Newbury
Pete Coe celebrates narrative folk songs, rooted in English traditions, classic ballads & broadsides, rural yarns, travellers tales, songs of love, loss & protest, learned from the old songcarriers & songsmiths he’s met over a lifetime on the road. He performs with great skill, presents with authority & good humour & encourages audience involvement. In 2016 he was awarded a Gold Badge by English Folk Dance & Song Society for outstanding services to English folk music.
“He’s an impressive singer, songwriter, and a multi-instrumentalist who switches from bouzouki to melodeon, banjo, dulcimer and “feet” (he’s a good, percussive dancer), and can handle anything from traditional ballads to comic material.” **** Review, Robin Denselow, The Guardian
“Pete Coe,urbane multi-instrumentalist, reassuringly composed singer, reliable assembler of stimulating material, and consistently fine recording artist.” Colin Irwin fROOTS
“one of our most versatile and impressive performers.” Alan Bearman, Sidmouth Festival
“it may be easier and quicker to list the talents that Pete Coe doesn’t have.” Andy Kershaw, BBC world
“a one man folk industry” BBC Radio 2
“One of the most committed, most versatile, most important folk artists in Britain.” MOJO