Image of John and Anne ButterworthAcoustic music, driven by the insistent frets playing of John and the virtuoso vocals and flute playing of Anne. The music dazzles with its range of complex harmonies and rhythms and plaintive melody. This is traditional music with a literate, educated and creative head – what ethnicity would be if projected to the present, washed and educated.

John and Anne both have broad musical experience and vocabulary. Literate and sensitive, their accompaniments, harmonies, melody and instrumentation support and embellish while never detracting from the songs themselves.