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Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith are one of the most celebrated duos to have emerged onto the British folk and acoustic scene in recent years. Their combination of outstanding vocal work, sensitive instrumentation, and a powerful social conscience has brought them widespread critical acclaim.

"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)

© Emily Fairweather Photography

© Emily Fairweather Photography

The songs themselves are always given centre stage but they are brought to life with stunning musical arrangements and vocals. There is an integrity that shines through their performances and a common thread of political struggle, resistance, and justice.

Their third album, ‘Many a Thousand’ was released in September 2018 to widespread critical acclaim. It received 5 star reviews in Songlines Magazine, Froots Magazine, and the Morning Star. The Guardian described it as a ‘lovely, rousing collection of politically charged traditional ballads and originals’ and Folk Radio UK said ‘Aldridge and Goldsmith have created a record whose songs are immediate and politically necessary, and whose melodies will remain in the memory for years to come.’

Jimmy and Sid tour both as a duo and in collaboration with Lady Maisery for the winter show ‘Awake Arise’.

For duo or Awake Arise bookings please contact James Garrett –


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