Paul Sartin - Oboe, Violin and Vocals
Following a spell inside the Purcell School of Music, Paul took up a choral scholarship at Magdalen College, Oxford. This led to five years service with the Cathedral Choir of Christ Church, Oxford, whose more popular work included Channel 4's 'The Choir' and the title music to 'Mr. Bean' and 'The Vicar of Dibley'. Alongside a freelance performing career he works regularly with Benji Kirkpatrick and young quartet Dr Faustus. He teaches at the school of King's College, Cambridge and Thorngrove School; produces records, including a recent premiere of sonatas by Gordon Jacob and York Bowen and an album for Tim Laycock; he also does a number of commissioned compositions.
Paul Hutchinson - Accordion
Now an expert in his own field, Paul's career began as an organist and choirmaster. For ten years he led the notorious dance band The Old Pull & Push, leaving to form folk/rock giants IQ40. Paul rejoined the folk world in 1995 as a member of Fieldwork Productions, enjoying international success with Mick Ryan's opera, 'A Day's Work'. In 1997 he teamed up with John Hymas and Tony Harris as Hoover the Dog, and accepted an invitation to join the highly acclaimed Country Rock band Ida Red. As well as leading workshops, Paul also freelances with various bands, features on a number of international releases by North Star Records and when time allows, presents the folk programme on Radio Maldwyn.
Since the two Pauls paired up in 1995, their performances concerts, ceilidhs and social dances have featured on radio and TV, at clubs, village halls and festivals throughout the UK, Germany and the States. Recordings Include an album for Beautiful Jo Records, two with Ian Bruce as the Breezeband and four on the Wild Goose label. Mr Kynaston's Famous Dance is a collection of hitherto unpublished eighteenth?century English dance melodies, and has now been followed up with a collection of seventeenth century dances from the John Playford collection.