“There’s a rare fire and intensity present in the reels, jigs and airs. [They] represent the marvellous strength and depth of modern British folk.” (Journal of the Musicians’ Union)
The Jones Boys play an exciting blend of mostly traditional music from Ireland, England, Shetland, Scotland, Brittany, Sweden, Bulgaria and beyond!
The Boys (actually one man and one woman, neither of whom is called Jones!) have been in existence since 2008 They originally comprised Gordon Jackson and Ian Carey. They were joined by top box player, Sam Sloan in 2009 and recorded their debut album Like the Sun a-Glittering in 2010. Ian left later that year to spend more time with his family.
The current line-up is:
Sam Sloan – button accordion, anglo concertina, keyboards, trumpet and vocals;
Gordon Jackson – vocals, octave mandola, mandolin, whistle, low whistle and percussion.