Hugh Boyde and Brian Cleary

Brian and I met in The Usual Suspects and there has always been a huge overlap in our musical enthusiasms, both in jazz and folk. This duo started very informally, as a weekly social get-together with instruments followed by a few beers. But it soon led on to doing floor spots at local folk clubs, and we decided to rehearse more seriously. We now have a fine repertoire, encompassing old jazz, ragtime, Irish and American folk, originals … in fact just about anything as long as it sounds good on our instruments. Brian plays acoustic guitar and occasionally the mighty Gzouk (ask him!) and I play mandolin with occasional tenor banjo interludes.


Check out some of our vids in this YouTube playlist:

And of course do contact me if you would interested in booking us.