Hen’s Teeth (Jane Rothfield & Nathan Bontrager)

Original & traditional folk & old time music

UK tour dates – late October/early November 2016

Hen’s Teeth is a new duo featuring  Jane Rothfield & Nathan Bontrager,  two powerhouse and inventive American roots musicians who specialise in old time Appalachian music. They first met at the legendary Clifftop festival in West Virginia, where they spent hours exploring cello, fiddle, banjo and guitar combinations as the musical sparks flew!  Jane Rothfield is an outstanding fiddle & clawhammer banjo player and experienced workshop teacher. She’s very well known in the US old time community and has collaborated with many different artists on the old time, bluegrass and folk scenes. Janie performs in Hen's Teeth Jane Rothfield Nathan Bontragernumerous bands and duos including contra dance band Coracree, a duo with her husband, Aberdeen born traditional singer and guitarist Allan Carr, and this new duo with Nathan Bontrager. Nathan is a gifted cello player who also plays fiddle and banjo. Originally from Connecticut, he’s currently studying for a Masters in Baroque Cello in Essen, Germany and his musical adventures include contemporary cello and early music as well traditional old time Americana. He also performs with USA/UK old time collective Root and Branch.

Hen’s Teeth play music that includes both traditional and original songs and tunes, and both Janie and Nathan can sing lead and harmony. They are both experienced music tutors and interested in delivering music workshops (fiddle, banjo, cello, guitar) as well as performing concerts, during their autumn 2016 tour of the UK. 

UK tour dates – late October/early November 20164

Thu, 27/10/2016 The Wonder Inn, Manchester
Sat, 29/10/2016 Hope Bank Works, Honley, Holmfirth (workshop & concert)
Sun, 30/10/2016 Glasgow (supporting Wayward Jane)
Mon, 31/10/2016 Royal Conservatoire, Glasgow (private masterclass)
Tue, 01/11/2016 The Plough, Stenhousemuir (workshop & concert)
Wed, 02/11/2016 The Caledonia, Liverpool
Thu, 03/11/2016 Man of Kent Alehouse, Rochester
Fri, 04/11/2016 The Southbank Centre, London (lunchtime concert 1-2pm)
Fri, 04/11/2016 The Harrison, King’s Cross, London (evening concert)
Sat, 05/11/2016 The Harrison, King’s Cross, London (workshop 12pm-2pm)