A chance meeting at a folk festival almost 30 years ago led to a musical collaboration between two of the folk world's finest singer-songwriters - James Keelaghan from Canada and Jez Lowe from England - that has seen them play to audiences around the globe, from North America to Australia and to Europe, continuing to this day.
Throughout a career that now spans almost four decades, JUNO and Canadian Folk Music Award winner James Keelaghan has created a repertoire of incalculable importance – a unique body of work, either inspired by or drawn from the folk tradition.
Not only is Jez Lowe one of the busiest live performers in the country, but his songs are among the most widely sung by other artists, whether by long-established acts like Fairport Convention, The Dubliners and Bob Fox, or by the new breed of stars like The Unthanks, The Young Uns, Megson and The Duhks.
The pair share an Irish heritage that informs their writing and brings an enthusiasm for boundary-breaking and story-telling in song that is both infectious and enthralling, timeless and contemporary, unpredictable and yet focused. They surely and inevitably bring the best out of each other.