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David Harbottle



  • Acoustic Soloist/Duo
  • Wide repertoire of sing along and folk classics and the odd original too
  • Perform as an acoustic duo playing a combination of guitar, keys and concertina


David and Freya regularly performs in the Southwest of England, Ireland and Liverpool.

Standard Set Times

  • 2/3 sets of 45 mins.

About this Act

David Harbottle & Freya Jonas are a folk duo based in the wilderness of Totnes. They paint pictures with their words and share stories of folk auld and new. They are hardworking songsmiths that place an emphasis on musical independence, originality and breathe new life into Traditional English Folk songs.

The Duo have gigged widely in Ireland, Italy and have appeared on Irish and Italian Radio & Television respectively.

Over the past six years Harbottle and Jonas have had extensive experience of music residencies, weddings and corporate events. They have a repertoire of over 60 upbeat folky cover songs including originals. They are happy to learn request songs.


"After careful deliberation about who we would have play at our wedding we decided on David and Freya and we were not disappointed. They were extremely professional and well organised and provided beautiful music for our entire wedding day. This included the music as we walked down the isle, relaxing background music during our reception and finally a set of upbeat tunes in the evening. They were very accommodating when we asked for certain songs to be played - in fact I they learned and sung all of our recommendations for the day - no mean feat!" - Richard & Ruth

'Great act, very professional, provided a superb, relaxed feeling to our special evening. Nice range of songs to suit all tastes - would definitely recommend'. - Ant & Nikki

'Just to demonstrate the versatility of this guy – I still can’t quite believe how good they are’ - FolkRise

'David and Freya entertained us on the beach for our 20th wedding anniversary party earlier this year - their folk sound was perfect for the occasion and everyone thoroughly enjoyed listening to them. We asked for some of our ‘favourites’ to be added to the set and they did amazingly well to include them' - Chris & Denise Deane

'Really upbeat and kinda a lot of fun. Another talented Totnes band.' – BBC Introducing Devon

'Gorgeous vocals that come intimately to the forefront; the harmonies complimenting each other beautifully whilst each voice individually grabs and ravels you in, forcing you to listen intently' - For Folk's Sake (extract from EP review)

'Your music is great. The harmonies in "When We Wake in the Morning" are spot on and you can't go wrong with the banjo. I really like your flavor, it's very Sufjan Stevens with a little Belle and Sebastian.' - RumbleFish

Set List

Annies Song - John Denver
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Maybe Tomorrow - The Stereophonics
Amie - Damien Rice
Just for tonight - David Harbottle
The Scientist - Coldplay
Dancing in the Moonlight - Thin Lizzy
Lego House - Ed Sheeran
Save Tonight - Eagle eye cherry
Song for a lover - David Harbottle
Falling Slowly - The Frames
Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
Leaving of Liverpool - The Dubliners

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Meet me on the corner - Lindisfarne
So Long Marianne - Leonard Cohen
Small Bump - Ed Sheeran
Auld Triangle - The Dubliners
Volcano - Damien Rice
Knuckles Slam Down - David Harbottle
Accidentally in Love - Counting Crows
Kiss Me - Sixpence none the richer
High and Dry - Radiohead
Aint no Sunshine - Bill Withers
When nothing's going your way - David Harbottle
Astral Weeks - Van Morrison
Beeswing - Richard Thompson
Strangers - David Harbottle
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
I walk the line - Johnny Cash


  • David Harbottle- Acoustic Guitar/Vocals
    Freya Jonas - Keyboard/Concertina/Vocals


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