Belinda Kempster & Fran Foote

Mother and daughter duo, singing songs from their native county of Essex. Belinda began singing traditional songs in the 1960s, she met her husband in a folk club, and Fran grew up immersed in the local folk scene, learning songs from her parents from a very young age. Many of their songs were learned from Belinda’s great uncle and farm labourer Ernie Austin, who was recorded for Topic’s ‘Voice of the People’ release ‘Flash Company’ in 1974. Singing mainly unaccompanied and without frills or fuss, Fran and Belinda are now continuing this tradition.

“Unaccompanied folk singing at its timeless and uncompromising best” – Uncut