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Keith and LaurenKeith Donnelly is now available with the lovely Lauren South. This gives Keith the opportunity to air some of his more serious songs and to play for Lauren's beautiful singing.

They are available all year round and in DECEMBER they offer Donnelly and South's Christmas Cracker - a Christmas show with some crazy bits, a sackful of their singalong, wintry-wonderful songs. The best Christmas-Duo-Show this side of Morecambe & Bublé! A stocking-load of Keith’s hilarious seasonal anecdotes and jokes. The gift of a couple of scary solstice ghost stories. Pour on lashings of Lauren’s, silky-smooth, brandy-butter vocals. All wrapped up with fantastic festive guitars and yummy Yuletide fiddles. The most fun you can have without shinning down someone’s chimney!

Christmas Cracker

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"A star-quality act ready to take the folk scene by storm." - Pete Willow

Keith Donnelly, one of the most popular, and, yes slightly crazy, figures in the folk world, teams up with the scene’s most exciting new voice - Lauren South. Keith’s superb songwriting and guitar-playing too often take a back seat to his onstage madcappery. Not so in this duo (he promises!). Lauren’s stunning vocals on Keith’s songs, her own originals, as well as the odd ‘trad’ song, not forgetting her violin, guitar and Shruti box playing, never fail to ‘wow’ audiences wherever she goes. Lauren, from Rugby, formerly fronted the trio Greengrass, and has a voice somewhere between Katie Rusby and Cara Dillon.

Although this new combo might at first raise a few eyebrows, anyone who ever saw Keith work with Dark Horses, Nothing by Chance, or indeed (back in the day) Waterfall, won’t be too surprised to see him jump at the chance to work with a vocalist like Lauren. Anyone who’s heard these musicians separately will hopefully be as thrilled as we are to see the launch of this new duo.

Donnrlly and South's Christmas Cracker Showreel

Overlapping Stories, written by Keith

This is Keith's song, Prayer.

And here they are live singing Laura (Keith Donnelly).

Keith says - ‘This is probably the most important new duo since Steve Beer teamed up with that Phil Knightly!’

Lauren says - ‘Oh for heaven’s sake!’

“What an absolute joy it was to be part of one the best evening’s entertainment this year. Keith, “behaved”, when absolutely necessary and provided Lauren with skilfully played guitar accompaniments, whilst Lauren delivered some of the most beautifully melodic vocal lines I’ve heard. Superb! Wow! Excellent!” – Woodman Folk Club

"Always a good night at CVFolk's Albany Theatre event but tonight was just stunning. Keith Donnelly and Lauren South are one diamond duo combining gorgeous singing and musicianship with barely controlled
- Albany Theatre Coventry


KD = Keith solo
D&S - Donnelly & South


1st/2nd July
KD + D&S
Gate to Southwell

7th - 8th July - KD
Bromsgrove Festival

9th July - KD
Ely Festival

21st - 23rd July
D&S + KD
Festival at the Edge.

27th - 30th July
KD + D&S
Warwick Folk Festival

3rd August - D&S
Tump Folk Club

12th - 13th Aug - KD
Dartmoor Folk Festival

18th - 25th Aug - KD
Whitby Folk Week

1st - 3rd Sept
KD + D&S
Bunkfest, Wallingford

5th Sept - KD
St Neots Folk Club

9th - 10th Sept - KD
Bromyard Festival

17th Nov - D&S
Church House
South Tawton, Nr Okehampton

Donnelly & South's Christmas Cracker
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30th Nov - D&S
Skirwith Village Hall
Church Street, Skirwith, Penrith, CA10 1RL
as part of the Highlights Rural Touring Scheme

1st Dec - D&S
Levens Village Hall
Lowgate, Levens, LA8 8NL as part of the Highlights Rural Touring Scheme

2nd Dec - D&S
Newton & Bywell Community Hall
Newton, Stocksfield
NE43 7UL

as part of the Highlights Rural Touring Scheme

3rd Dec - D&S
Edmundbyers Village Hall
Edmundbyers, Consett, CoDurham

as part of the Highlights Rural Touring Scheme

8th Dec - D&S
Potteries Folk
The Cafe, Fenton Town Hall, 1 Albert Sq, Fenton, Stoke on Trent, ST4 3FA

9th Dec - D&S
Warkworth Memorial Hall, Northumberland.

10th Dec - D&S
Howick Village Hall
Howick, Alnwick
NE66 3LE as part of the Highlights Rural Touring Scheme

11th Dec - D&S
Stirling Folk Club
Stirling Rugby Club, Bridgehaugh Park, Causewayhead Road, Stirling, FK9 5AP

16th Dec - D&S
St Mary's Church,
Lowdham, Nottinghamshire, NG12 5EN

17th Dec - D&S
Village hall, School Lane, Springthorpe DN21 5QD