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Spiers and Boden
|Instruments||Squeezeboxes, fiddle, guitar, vocals|
|Members||John Spiers, Jon Boden|
They began playing together in 1999 and their first album as a duo was Through & Through (2001). In 2002 they were both session musicians on Eliza Carthy's album Anglicana, and toured with her as part of her band The Ratcatchers. However it was their second album, Bellow, in 2003 that drew significant attention. The tunes and songs were mostly traditional, grounded in the Morris tradition. In the same year they won the "Horizon Award" in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, followed by the "Best Duo"  category in 2004. Together they play fiddle, guitar, assorted squeezebox instruments, a stomp box and they both sing - a combination which sounds like a two-man-one-man-band
The Works was released on 11 July 2011. It's an album of re-recorded tracks from their 5 albums made as a duo. The album features a number of special guests, including: Fay Hield, James Fagan, Nancy Kerr, Maddy Prior, Martin Carthy, Martin Simpson and Eliza Carthy.
In October 2013, they announced that their 2014 tour would be their last "for the foreseeable future".