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David Harbottle & Freya Jonas



  • 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

'I still can't 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

'Phenominal. Another talented Totnes band.' – BBC Introducing Devon

'You blew me away' - Keith Finnegan

' Great..a really unique sound' - Seth Lakeman

'Really enjoying this' - Jon Boden (Bellowhead)

'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

Why Aye Man - Mark Knopfler
Wild Mountain Thyme - Traditional
So Long Marianne - Leonard Cohen
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Like a Star - Coleen Bailey Rae
Macy Gray - I try
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Leaving of Liverpool - The Dubliners
I'm on Fire - Bruce Springsteen
Underneath the Stars - Kate Rusby
I walk the line - Johnny Cash
Spanish Ladies -Traditional
Saving the Good Stuff for you - Richard Thompson
House full of empty rooms - Kathleen Edwards
All I want is you - Juno OST
Oh la la - The Faces
Oh Mary don't you weep - Traditional
Meet me on the corner - Lindisfarne
It doesn't matter anymore - Buddy Holly
Old Dan Tucker - Bruce Springsteen
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Falling Slowly - Once OST
Kiss Me - Sixpence None The Richer
Little Lion Man - Mumford and Sons
Two Fingers - Jake Bugg
Dirty Old Town - The Pogues
I feel fine - The Beatles
The Wild Rover - The Dubliners
Real Love - Tom Odell
Stand by Me - Ben E King
The Auld Triangle - The Dubliners
Brown eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Save Tonight - Eagle Eye Cherry
Fog on the Tyne - Lindisfarne
Small Bump - Ed Sheeran
Lego House - Ed Sheeran
Iris - Goo goo dolls
Moon River
Annie's Song - John Denver
Somewhere over the Rainbow - Eva Cassidy
Come away with me - Norah Jones
Sunny afternoon - The Kinks
Ain't no sunshine - Bill Withers
Astral Weeks - Van Morrison
The Moon Song
Love you Til' the end - P.S I Love You OST
The Scientist - Coldplay
Smooth - Santana
New Shoes - Paolo Nutini
Stars - Simply Red
High and Dry - Radiohead
The Bucket - Kings of Leon
Father and Son - Cat Stevens
Love fool - The Cardigans
Maybe Tomorrow - Stereophonics
Dancing in the moonlight - Toploader
Dancing in the moonlight - Thin Lizzy
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
She moves in her own way - Kooks
Everything - Michael Buble
Wild World - Cat Stevens
I won't let you go - James Morrison
Volcano - Damien Rice
Delicate - Damien Rice
Amie - Damien Rice
Cannonball - Damien Rice
Have a nice day - Stereophonics
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
Galway Girl - Steve Earle
South Australia - Traditional
Dreams - Corrs
Sweet Little Mystery - Wet Wet Wet
Sarah - Thin Lizzy
Mama told me not to come - Tom Jones
Black Horse in a cherry tree - KT Tunstall

Over 30 original songs


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


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