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Fran and Flora

Guardian Folk Album of the month ! Tickets available on the door .

Multi-award-nominated experimental/folk duo Fran & Flora captivate audiences with their reinventions of traditional Eastern European melodies and songs. Francesca Ter-Berg (cello/vox) and Flora Curzon (violin/vox) draw inspiration from archival recordings, recovered manuscripts and studying with traditional masters, infusing source material with drones, loops, free improvisation and electronics to create a ‘border-defying’ aesthetic (Mojo).
Unfurl, the culmination of three years creative studio work with producer Sam Beste (The Vernon Spring), was released in February’19 to critical acclaim: ’An album of beguiling beauty’ – The Wire; ‘Brave and classy’ – Robin Denselow, The Guardian; BBC Radio 3 Music Planet ‘Album of the Year’/Amazon ‘Best Seller’/AIM Award ‘Best New Act’.
Known for their engaging live performances, the duo has performed across the UK and beyond, including Kings Place (Songlines Encounters), Cafe Oto, Hidden Notes, Between the Lines Festival, Shambala, EFG London Jazz Festival, Smugglers Festival, Shtetl Neukolln (Berlin), Ancienne Belgique (Brussels), Casa Del Popolo and KlezKanada (Montreal).
Their 2nd studio album, Precious Collection, will be released on Hidden Notes Records in April 2024.
They have been supported by PRS Women Make Music, Help Musicians, BBC Introducing and Arts Council England.

‘Border-defying’ – Mojo

‘Vibrant, mournfully expressive, and creatively imaginative’ – Line Of Best Fit

‘Indisputable virtuosity and a down-to-earth gleefulness’ – Songlines Magazine

‘An album of beguiling beauty’ – The Wire

Supported by BBC Music Introducing

‘ A string duo bound for glory’ – Max Reinhardt , BBC Radio 3

Welcome All! This gig will be held outside in our marvellous marquee. Please bring extra jumpers in case it’s chilly. There will be a bar open from 6:30 pm. The gig starts 7:30 pm .Come early and enjoy a drink at our wonderful site.  There will be NO parking on site, other than for disabled patrons (please email us on to reserve your space if so). Parking is available at the nearby National Trust car park. Otherwise the local no 40 bus will take you there from Poole, Wareham and Swanage. Currently there are works requiring traffic lights in Corfe Castle so please allow extra time to arrive.


4th May 2024


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm