FOLK awards winning duo Spiers and Boden will launch their spring tour on Wednesday, February 28 at Settle Victoria Hall.

Best-known as founder and frontmen of folk big band Bellowhead, the duo features Jon Boden and John ‘Squeezy’ Spiers, who met at an Oxford session in the late 1990s.

After a seven year hiatus, while they concentrated on the rise of Bellowhead and their signing to Universal Records, Spiers and Boden returned to stages as a duo in 2021, with the brand new album ‘Fallow Ground’ which went on to reach number three in the Official Folk Albums Chart and was a Mojo top 10 folk album of the year.

Jon Boden’s familiar voice is heard across television and radio regularly, backed by either John Spiers or John and the whole Bellowhead line up.

They provide the theme tune of BBC radio 4's The Archers, as well as the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show. More recently Boden's voice and Spiers's melodeon can be spotted on the new Bellowhead theme tune and incidental music for 2023 spin-off show Beyond Paradise, which has recently been commissioned for a second series.

Separately, Jon Boden continues writing music for theatre and playing in his own line ups Jon Boden and The Remnant Kings, while John Spiers plays in The Gigspanner Big Band and in a duo with Gigspanner frontman Peter Knight, Spiers and Boden will be at Settle Victoria Hall on Wednesday, February 28. 7.30pm start, tickets £21. Booking at, or telephone box office on 01729 825718.