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Matt Quinn

Matt Quinn is a singer and instrumentalist and has spent over 15 years performing from small folk clubs to Glastonbury & WOMAD.

Primarily a mandolin and duet concertina player, he is well known for his skills on the melodeon melodeon and as a singer and is in demand on the English folk scene.

In the past, Matt has travelled abroad, performing and teaching melodeon in the Netherlands and Iceland, as well as flexing his acting muscles alongside his musical skills in the Mick Ryan folk opera A Day’s Work alongside Pete Morton, Greg Russell, Paul Downes and others.

Known as one third of The Dovetail Trio, Matt currently works in the ceilidh bands Geckoes and The Discussion Topic, and in a mandolin/guitar duo with George Sansome (Granny’s Attic). 

Matt can also be seen in the unaccompanied harmony trio Culverake with fellow singers Lizzy Hardingham and Seb Stone (including at Saltburn Folk Festival in 2024!)

“Matt Quinn combines a deep knowledge and understanding of traditional music with a technical mastery of a fantastic instrument, the duet concertina” – Jon Boden

"Matt Quinn is the leading light for the next generation of quintessentially English melodeon players" - Simon Care

“A very nice young man” – Dr Vic Gammon

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