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Cosgrave & Banks

Two of Devon’s finest acoustic musicians, Mike Cosgrave (accordion, guitar) and Steve Banks (fiddle, vocals, guitar) have come together in 2015 to form an exciting new duo. They are both very skilled and experienced musicians who have played across different genres, reflecting their ongoing interest in expanding their musical horizons. The result, for their duo concerts, is a diverse selection of beautiful music from across Europe and beyond, traditional and contemporary.
Mike’s varied musical career includes work with artists as diverse as the late “Celtic Soul” singer Jackie Leven and current star of the English scene Jackie Oates, as well as bluegrass virtuosos Daily Planet and highly regarded singer-songwriters Jenny Crook and Reg Meuross, but started with renowned late 90s Celtic/World music crossover band Sin é.
Steve started out as a classical violinist, playing with the likes of the London Symphony Orchestra, but moved into early, folk and world music. He has played with, written and arranged for the Carnival Band for many years, including their ever popular Christmas tours with Maddy Prior. He also played with Celtic folk-rock group Chanter, and founded his own Devon-based band, Blue Jewel, which recorded two albums, Dart Songs, and the 2015 release John Smart’s Bottle, celebrating the bicentenary of Napoleon’s extraordinary visit to Torbay after defeat at Waterloo. Steve plays and calls with Blue Jewel Ceilidh Band.


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