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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

'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

Underneath the stars - Kate Rusby
Dirty Old Town - The Pogues
Ho-Hey - The Lumineers
All I want is you - Juno OST
Spanish Ladies - Trad

Old Dan Tucker - Bruce Springsteen
Quite Early Morning - Pete Seeger
Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons
It doesn't matter anymore - Buddy Holly
Saving the good stuff for you - Richard Thompson

Two Fingers - Jake Bugg
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Fog on the tyne - Lindisfarne
Oh Mary don't you weep - Bruce Springsteen
Oh la la - The Faces

Wild Rover - The Dubliners
I feel fine - The Beatles
Annies Song - John Denver
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Maybe Tomorrow - The Stereophonics
Amie - Damien Rice
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
Meet me on the corner - Lindisfarne
So Long Marianne - Leonard Cohen
Small Bump - Ed Sheeran

Auld Triangle - The Dubliners
Volcano - Damien Rice
Kiss Me - Sixpence none the richer
High and Dry - Radiohead

Aint no Sunshine - Bill Withers
Astral Weeks - Van Morrison
Beeswing - Richard Thompson
I walk the line - Johnny Cash

and a choice of 30 original songs.


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


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