Who the hell are Dave and Dave?

Dave and Dave were two young guys who found folk song in the very early days of the folk revival.

They found their voices matched, one being tenor (Trenow) and the other being baritone (Hislop) and so were able to sing two-part harmony inspired by traditional singers like the Copper family.

Their enthusiasm for folk song led them to become involved in the formation of Hoddesdon Folk Music Club, one of the first dozen in England, where they became resident singers; which later spawned The Hoddesdon Crownsmen Rapper Dance team and a traditional Mummer’s Play. They sang in folk clubs all over England from 1964 to 1979 before career demands meant that they had to move to different parts of the country.

Dave and Dave – Keele Folk Festival, July 1969, recorded by Bill Leader

Dave and Dave on Soundcloud

New York Folk Club

  • October 28, 2011 · 8:00 PM

House Concert with Dave Trenow, cameo appearance by Bad Alpha.

Dave Trenow has been studying folklore for the past forty years, recording many different traditional events on video and sound tape. He has been a singer of traditional English folk songs (as part of a duo called Dave and Dave) for all of these years, appearing on television, radio and at folk clubs and festivals all over England. Bad Alpha is Dave’s daughter Polly and her man Ben, an innovative duo with their own songs.

Heather Wood writes, “I’ve known Dave for 40+ years. He has a superb tenor voice, a goodly repertoire, and is altogether a delightful person. We will no doubt do some harmonizing. Don’t miss this one!” Upper West Side location. Folk Music Society of NY members $12, general admission $15. Reservations required* – call Heather at [masked].

* an RSVP on the meetup page does equal a reservation for this concert. Please call to secure your seat and get location information.