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1) Chris Wood is an English folk musician and composer.
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1) Chris Wood is an English folk musician and composer who plays fiddle, viola and guitar, and sings.
He is an ardent enthusiast for traditional English dance music (with a background in English church music), including Morris and other rituals and ceremonies, but his repertoire also includes much French folk music and traditional Québecois material. He has worked for many years in a duo with button accordion/melodeon player Andy Cutting: Wood & Cutting are one of the most influential acts on the British folk music scene. Q Magazine gave their “Live at Sidmouth” album four stars and put the duo “at the forefront of the latest wave of British music acts”. One of his first recordings was playing bass and percussion on “Jack’s Alive” (1980) the first album by the Oysterband (at that time called the Oyster Ceilidh Band).

Wood is also a member of the acclaimed Wood, Wilson & Carthy, with Roger Wilson and Martin Carthy. Wood & Cutting, together with piano accordionist Karen Tweed and guitarist Ian Carr, make up the Two Duos Quartet, who have made one album “Half as happy as we”.


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  • Akayz7

    neat live performance. Very authentic folk. :)

    15 Mar 2014 Reply
  • nigeyb

    **** 4/5 in The Guardian today

    5 Jul 2013 Reply
  • xxpas02

    Listen/download/buy Chris' recently released new album "None The Wiser" at

    7 Apr 2013 Reply
  • longestplague

    First saw Chris play at Stainsby Folk Festival last year, love The Lark Descending, his music gives me goose bumps, the music and the lyrics are so emotional.

    24 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Targetlive

    Chris Wood plays early on Saturday at Bridlington's Musicport Festival, which runs from the 4th-6th of November. More info here: Musicport was established in 2000 to promote live music and music education in Whitby and the surrounding area with its primary event being Musicport World Music Festival each autumn. Over the last eight years the festival has grown year on year and has established itself as a prestigious event in the festival calendar attracting major names such as Rachid Taha, The Buena Vista Social Club presents Cachaito Lopez etc, Toumani Diabate, Levellers,Misty In Roots, Courtney Pine, Talvin Singh, Richard Hawley, Chumbawamba, Altan, Rolf Harris, Mory Kante, Osibisa, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, & Los De Abajo

    6 Sep 2011 Reply
  • folkdevil

    I love the album Trespasser, wonderful stuff!

    17 May 2011 Reply
  • xxpas02

    Congratulations to Chris for winning Folk Singer of the Year and Best Original Song (Hollow Point) at the 2011 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Well deserved :-)

    8 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Pilchard Chops

    England in Ribbons, Class folk music at its very best

    28 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Le_Bob

    Have to agree with the comment below. Chris Wood is undoubtedly one of the very best folk singers out there. I wish he'd travel across the Channel sometime!

    9 Oct 2010 Reply
  • mattthr

    No shouts? For shame! Chris Wood is, in my opinion, the best writer and performer of "modern" folk material there is. Most folkies who try and pen their own stuff material either end up mimicking traditional material and sounding dreadfully twee, or manage to make their modern fables sound trite in comparison. Not so Chris. It's tremendously powerful stuff.

    29 Sep 2010 Reply

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