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’ available 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

“Cosgrave and Banks are masters of their instruments, their tunes taken from a variety of sources and exquisitely arranged and performed – a real delight for the listener. They also include some fine songs in their set. Highly recommended.” – Pete Cooper

“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

“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)

Cosgrave & Banks at Sheldon Village Hall March 2017

Sheldon Village Hall, March 2017

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

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

“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

“A gifted and effortlessly musical pair. The production is clear, warm and transparent, allowing their interplay and confident musicianship to carry the day.” Stirrings magazine

“Cosgrave and Banks gave us a fine evening’s entertainment: instrumental pieces from around the globe, intermixed with fine versions of traditional songs and some excellent self-penned material, all underpinned by top quality musicianship.” – Anton Horwich, co-organiser, Folk On The Moor folk club

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 (2017) :  6th May, Lamerton Community Hall * 9th June, Bovey Tracey Craft Fair   * 25th June, Topsham Folk Club  * 30th June, Cheriton Fitzpaine  * 4th July, ChudFest, Chudleigh   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

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