Fellow Pynins (pronounced PIE-nins) is a contemporary folk duo that has been dwelling deep in the mountains of Southern Oregon, USA. The duo, comprised of Dani Aubert and Ian Van Ornum, performed in their former years as a 7-piece folk orchestra called Patchy Sanders, which took them far and wide through the journey of songwriting and touring. After the folding of Patchy Sanders, the duo decided to take their love of songwriting and performing down to the bones, and used their acoustic instruments and voices to write the material for their first album, “Hunter & the Hunted.” They quickly received accolades for this 2016 release from the likes of BBC, fRoots Magazine, and Country Music People. Lisa Dunn of BBC exclaimed, “Fellow Pynins will transport you into their haunting and beguiling world of love tales and spine-tingling harmonies…They will have you traveling far and wide to hear them again.” Their first tour through Europe in 2016 brought them from Spain to Ireland— hitting small towns, far-reaching islands, and the greater metropolitan areas.

Fellow Pynins traveled with a nanny and Eowyn, their 5-year-old budding fiddler daughter, playing at cultural centres, pubs, and popular concert series. This trip was a reconnaissance for the duo as they discovered their family history in Ireland and Scotland and began to collect the traditional songs of the people. This spark of song collecting re-inspired their love of storytelling and performing intimate, acoustic concerts and infiltrated their repertoire of original songs with a smattering of uniquely interpreted traditional songs.

Fellow Pynins’ “Spellbinding” (Country Music People) music employs the sounds of the mandolin, banjo, guitar, bouzouki and their voices in harmony to tell the stories of this human existence: the hardships of farming life to the eerie edges of dreams and the gallant joys of pleasantries and love. They will be touring through the UK and Ireland, playing 26 concerts in August, once again collecting lesser known traditional songs and gracing the stages from Cambridge Folk Festival to the mystical island of Iona. In the words of Frank Hennessy of BBC Wales: This is “Fascinating Stuff!”

Here is link for a youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOiyqRZ3Ap8and the Vimeo version https://vimeo.com/210281565

2 August (Thursday)
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts

Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
Tickets~ Box Office: 01628 788997

4 August (Saturday)
Wilderness Festival

Cornbury Park, Charlbury OX7 3EH, UK
Traveling Barn Stage

5 August (Sunday)
Cambridge Folk Festival

Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridgeshire
Den Stage
3:30 PM

7 August (Tuesday)
The Lost Arc

Old Drill Hall, Bridge St, Rhayader LD6 5AG, United Kingdom
7:30 PM
adv. tickets only: £20 which includes a 2 course meal
venue site:http://thelostarc.co.uk/cms/

10 August (Friday)
Nest Collective (Campfire Club)

Oasis Nature Garden [Stockwell]
Larkhall Lane
£9-12 ADV/£13 at Door
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2006349726285218

14 August (Tuesday)
An Tobar

Argyll Terrace, Tobermory, Isle of Mull
Tickets £10/£8
Box office: 01688 302211
concert: 8.30PM
Doors – 8pm

15 August (Wednesday)
Iona Library

Isle of Iona
Tickets £10/£8
Box office 01688 302211 (also tickets from Iona Craft Shop)
Concert: 8.30pm
Doors – 8pm

17 August
The Haining House

The Haining Estate, Selkirk TD7 5 LR
Concert time: 8PM
Doors: 7:30PM
Ticket price: £12.50
tickets: @ Scott’s Selkirk Shop, Market Place, or fromborderevents.com/boxoffice

19 August (Sunday)
Fringe Festival

Fringe Venue Number: 138
The Venue: Ukrainian Community Centre, 14 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB, Scotland.
Fringe box office: t: 0131 226 0000
Fringe box officeURL: https://bit.ly/2GHrYuZ(abbreviated version)
AMC box office URL: https://bit.ly/2Kmdu5F(abbreviated version)
Venue box office tel: +44(0)7900 417325
Time: 2:00-3:00pm

24 August (Friday)
Crusoes Coffee Shop

First Floor,29a Sea Road, Castlerock, BT41 4TN
Tickets: £35 (includes 3 course dinner)
Dinner: 7PM
Presale: crusoes@hotmail.co.uk or 02870849618

25 August (Saturday)

65 Union St, Belfast BT1 2JG, UK
9PM £10
sunflowerbelfast.com for tickets

26 August (Sunday)
Levis Corner House

Main Street, Ballydehob, Co.Cork, Ireland.
phone +353 (0)28 37118 086)8370518
doors: 6:30PM
Concert: 7:30PM


For more information and interview time please contact rob@sonicpr.co.uk