Our next full concert gig is a return visit to Lucy's Barn near Ullswater. 

Saturday 25th May 2019 at 7.00pm. 

See their website for details here and come and join us!

  Ian Wright & Anne-Marie Kerr




Anne-Marie Kerr  (vocals/keyboard/whistle/recorder) 

and Ian Wright (fiddle/vocals) have performed together as Fain since 2003, appearing in Carlisle Cathedral, Lanercost Festival, the Zagare Cherry Festival in Lithuania, the Ireby Folk Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe, Cockermouth Live, and many other events including dinners, weddings, garden parties.  We've even performed on a train and on a boat!

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 "Fain, local folk duo Ian Wright and Anne Marie Kerr, performed arrangements of traditional Scottish and Irish music in great style. The long violin solo lament was movingly played and the reels were exhilarating. As always, Anne Marie sang with heart rending poignancy"  (Jan 2019)


 "You sparkled and danced, then moved us to the depths"  (July 2012)


 "...absolutely gorgeous music-making 

– a quite moving and totally beautiful concert!"

(July 2012)


"We absolutely loved your were both completely brilliant and we WISH we could listen to it all over again"  (May 2012)


"...absolutely superb – both are exceedingly talented musicians, who obviously love music. We could have listened to them all night..."

(Whitehaven News 23 June 2011)


"Your singing and playing was superb and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone" (Feb 2008)


 "...Ian Wright playing the violin with great dexterity and talent, accompanying Anne-Marie Kerr who sang Scottish and Irish ballads with heart-rending clarity and sensitivity..." 

 (Cumberland News 28 April 2006)



Our repertoire includes our own arrangements of folk music, ancient and modern:


  •  traditional Scots, Irish and Breton dance tunes, airs and melodies by the Irish harper O'Carolan.
  • songs in Irish, Scots, Gaelic, French, Russian, Czech - and of course English.
  • ballads, lullabies, love songs, laments, waulking songs, mouth music and songs by Robert Burns.
  • Traditional Cumbrian tunes and dances.


We also specialise in items from the Classical repertoire for various combinations of violin, voice and piano.


We welcome bookings, whether for a 10-minute spot or a full 90-minute concert.


Please get in touch using the Contact page