TWO of the UK's finest folk singers Miranda Sykes and Hannah Martin will be playing live at The Craven Arms, Appletreewick in March.

Performing as Sykes Martin, the collaboration features Miranda Sykes, singer and bass player with Show of Hands, and Hannah Martin, who is best known for her work in the BBC Folk Award winning duo Edgelarks - who have appeared at the Cruck Barn twice before.

Miranda, whose career has spanned 20 years, has played with many of the finest performers in the folk and roots world. Her musicality and sensitivity means she is an in-demand session player; while her voice has established her as a leading interpreter of song, whether performing solo or in a larger line up.

Playing fiddle, banjo and tenor guitar, Hannah has been described as having “one of the best voices on the planet”. She has toured from Japan to South Africa; written for theatre shows including for Bristol Old Vic and Theatre Alibi; played as part of Steve Knightley's Wake The Union band, and Nancy Kerr's Sweet Visitor Band; and is also part of the Gigspanner Big Band.

Miranda and Hannah were working on a new duo project focusing on traditional song when coronavirus hit. Although both have worked for many years within the folk world, neither felt they had dedicated enough time to purely traditional material. Discovering a magical alchemy in singing together, the pair formed a duo and prepared to tour the UK.

Styles Martin will perform at the pub's Cruck Barn on Friday, March 1 at 7.30pm. Tickets are available via