On Tour Now with new album

'Many A Thousand'  

New show with Lady Maisery!

Jimmy and Sid are teaming up with Rowan Rheingans, Hazel Askew and Hannah James A.K.A. Lady Maisery this December for a new show exploring traditional and modern

midwinter festivities.

"To be a great folk singer, you have to be a great storyteller, as Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith are clearly aware.

 The duo are both fine singers and multi-instrumentalists."

                 The Guardian 


September 19, 2019

Summer greetings to you all. We hope you're all doing well out there.
We have a very exciting piece of news for you as well as some dates for your autumn diaries, and a few updates.

We were totally over the moon to learn last week that we have been nominated for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Traditional Track. Reedcutter’s Daughter was nominated alongside tracks from Ye Vagabonds, Lisa O’Neill ft Radie Peat, and Vri.

October 4, 2018

We recently released a new video of The Last Ploughshare, a song from the album which looks at our (mis)treatment of the natural world. Take a look.


And we've been delighted with the feedback and coverage of the new album so far. Some highlights are -

A live session on Radio 3's In Tune. 

Working Chap, from the new album, was played on the Radio 2 Folk Show. 

Songlines gave Many a Thousand a 5 star review and includ...

September 2, 2018

Hi all,

We hope you've had an amazing summer. We've been out and about playing the festivals and we've been working hard to prepare for the launch of our new album 'Many a Thousand' - an album made possible by the many kind donations we received through our crowdfunding campaign. 

The official release date is 7 September but you can pre-order CDs and downloads through our website - http://www.jimmyandsidduo.com/


May 4, 2018

After 7 years of developing and playing our own brand of folk music all around this beautiful country it feels like time to make our 3rd studio album which we're calling 'Many a Thousand'. We've been busy writing, collecting, arranging and recording for a while now and recently enlisted the help of some of our favourite musicians to play on the album. This has worked so well that we're hoping to have them with us for some of t...

April 20, 2018

Dear all,

We've been a bit off the radar over the winter whilst we worked on new material for our next album. Things are progressing nicely on that front and we'll be in touch soon to share details and to ask for your support in making it a physical thing. But for now we thought it was time for an update on our live dates.

We're up and down the country at folk clubs and venues through April and May before hitting the fe...

September 13, 2017

It's been a busy year with 42 gigs down since April and there are stories attached to every one of them. Below are a few highlights.

May 4, 2017

More gigs have been added to the website here for September and October. These include a return to Bromyard Folk Festival for their 50th anniversary and a first visit to Settle Folk Festival.

April 19, 2017

Here's the last in our series of 3 videos recorded at the Hermitage moorings back in autumn last year. There's more information about the song on our lyric/info page here  


April 14, 2017

After a lengthy break over the winter we're gearing up to get back on the road with lots of lovely gigs and festivals over the spring and summer. I've washed my hair, polished my concertina and eaten a steady five a day all winter in preparation for a season of cheese and humous lunches. Jimmy has been in Peru learning the nose flute and growing a mean banjo nail. Lots of new and old venues to visit on the way around and we're...

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