Based in the Cotswolds, but influenced by celtic music from around the UK and beyond, the end result from Brimstone is a wonderful combination of different styles, genres, trad and contemporary, creating a beautiful sound which makes you feel good. Brimstone have a regular monthly gig at the Noel Arms Hotel. In 2018 Brimstone were invited back to the Malvern Spring and Autumn Shows, played at Oxford Folk Weekend, the Seabrights Arms Worcester, Worcester Museum and Art Gallery, Radnor Fringe Festival and Tintern Fete. In 2017, the band played at Asparafest , Stratford upon Avon River Festival Malvern Spring Show, The ArtYard Cafe, Enstone plus St Aldates Tavern in Oxford. In 2016 Brimstone formed as a band and were on stage at the Cotswold Living Landscape Festival and headlined at HanFest in Hanwell, Oxfordshire. There is a special energy that emerges from Brimstone based on years of playing together, friendship, fun. and a desire to entertain.
Clare Charlton has been playing whistle for over 12 years, she enjoys flowing harmonies and fast jigs, she can't usually smile when playing - but would, given a chance. Clare is also the caller for the band, she has been described by many as a "patient" caller but does like to add a bit of fun.
Photo credit Lindsay Fuhs www.worldslongesthoneymoon.com
Jon Doran is a talented young musician who has been playing traditional music by ear for many years, another multi instrumentalist, Jon swings into life on fiddle, guitar and whistle, he has a resonant voice and a relaxed style. Jon is studying Folk & Traditional Music at Newcastle University, so joins the band when he can. He plays as a duo with Janice Burns (Balter) and has supported The East Pointers during one of their UK tours.