Cosgrave & Banks

Cosgrave & BanksCosgrave & Banks are Mike Cosgrave (accordion, guitar, whistle, vocals) and Steve Banks (fiddle, hardanger fiddle, vocals, guitar), a superb folk/acoustic duo based in Devon, England.

Debut CD : ‘Warp & Weft’ was officially released 12.8.2016.  You can buy a copy now from our online shop. mp3 downloads available at CD Baby,  Amazon (Europe), iTunes, Spotify, etc.

“This CD takes you to places you didn’t know had such beautiful and/or quirky music. Steve Banks and Mike Cosgrave are superb musicians bringing unexpected gems for our delight. Soulful and fun. What more could you want?”     – Maddy Prior

“Superb playing and singing, all with a great sense of style and fun ! ”    – Tom McConville

“Their debut is very good indeed. They take traditional tunes, songs and motifs and weave them into exhilarating new compositions. Give more than the opening track a listen or better still, catch them live.” – fRoots magazine

“This is a truly captivating CD that touches the very depth of being as only music can.”    – The Living Tradition Magazine

“A delightfully eclectic album… Two incredible musicians, weaving threads of music together to create material that is greater than the sum of its parts…” FATEA Magazine (full review here)

“Gypsy jazz, folk, classical and much more for all those who like the highest standard of musicianship… seek them out and you will be amazed.”What’s Afoot magazine

“Weaving a patchwork of tunes that’s the perfect fit… A budding artistic partnership in the making.” – Songlines

Cosgrave & Banks play a rich smörgåsbord of sublime and captivating music, traditional and contemporary, from Britain, Europe (mainly France, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe) and beyond.

Next gigs (2016) :   * Villages in Action Autumn 2016 gigs in Devon, September to November – see gigs page.  And also… Bratton Clovelly, Sat 8th October  * Brixham Library, Fri 18th November  Details on Gigs page.  

“The technical ability, passion and sensitivity demonstrated by these two musicians is at the top of what you would hear from a folk musician who specialises in the traditional music of their own country; that they maintain this level of brilliance across a wide range of musical traditions is astonishing and a joy to listen to. Treat yourself ! ” – Bruce Millar

Have a listen here.  Follow us on twitter and facebook for gig news.

Buy mp3 downloads at iTunes, Amazon in europe, or CB Baby…