Meeting by chance at a Songwriters' Showcase at the Trelay Community, North Cornwall, in August, 2018, Clare and Chris soon discovered that they shared a passion for the history and folk tales of Old Cornwall.
Their original songs reflect these interests, covering tales of ambitious bal maidens, duplicitous wreckers, spriggans, giants and brownies amongst other themes.
All their songs are presented in a creative way, utilising sound samples as well as traditional instruments such as fiddle, banjo, mandolin and guitar. They are produced by Chris, a former Midlands-based music producer in his own studio, 'The Piggery'.
They play live regularly at The Real Junk Food project at St. Kitts Herbery, Camelford and at Mother Ivey's Kitchen at the Legion Hall, Crackington Haven, and recently shot a video for their first single, 'Bal Maiden's Wish' which is available for sale in the gift shop there and also available for download on all major platforms.
Their song, 'John Strong' was recently played on BBC Radio Devon's Introducing show, and the DJ, Sarah Gosling, made the comment that it was 'proper, proper folk' and urged everyone who liked folk music to go out and catch them live.
Annown, (pron. Ann-ow-ann ) are a contemporary Cornish folk duo.
Their website is http://chrishytch.wix.com/annown
Their Facebook page is AnnownKernow.
This year they will be playing at Lostfest, The Cornwall Folk Festival, The Goddess Festival, and hopefully Looe Live.
Not forgetting, of course, many appearances for Magical Moments around Boscastle, Tintagel and St. Nectan's Glen throughout the year.