Sam comes from a long line of Irish traditional musicians, and has been playing music since she was on her mother’s (and her grandmother’s!) knee. She has won over thirty All-Britain and All-Ireland titles as a junior and senior in accordion, melodeon, concertina and mouth organ. She is also a fine trumpet player. Sam has a degree in music and is a teacher and adjudicator for Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. In 2016 she was awarded the Diploma in Irish Traditional Music Performance by the London College of Music (DipLCM). Sam has been with The Jones Boys since 2009.
Gordon has been playing traditional music for over forty years! Hailing from South East London, Gordon has played in a number of bands in folk clubs and festivals. He founded The Jones Boys in 2008. Gordon began playing mandolin and whistle, but these days prefers the larger versions: octave mandola and low whistle. He produces stunningly powerful yet sensitive accompaniments, and is also the band’s main singer. Gordon also teaches a number of instruments, traditional music, music theory and GCSE Music. In 2016 he was awarded the Diploma in Irish Traditional Music Performance by the London College of Music (DipLCM).