The Ciderhouse Rebellion

Every performance by The Ciderhouse Rebellion is uniquely magical, whether springing from a single unplanned note or a trad tune. The duo is the "Paganini of the traditional violin” fRoots - fiddle player Adam Summerhayes, and master accordionist Murray Grainger.

"Two virtuoso musicians playing some of the most startling and original music you will ever encounter. Compelling, exciting and utterly original” says Phil Beer.

They discovered their rare and magical connection instantly the first time they performed on stage together: “We were immediately able to play as if it was our 1000th gig, not our first”, says Murray. Since forming in November 2019 the prolific duo have recorded four albums. With their latest projects ‘Genius Loci’ projects, the duo has sought out the ’spirit of place’ of a location and the music springs from that. The latest album ‘Genius Loci 2: The Valley of Iron’ was inspired by the landscape and industrial history of Rosedale Valley, North York Moors - their instinctive compositional method draws seemingly timeless melodies from thin air, in this case the toll of industry on people and landscape; the ghostly remnants of buildings; the echoes of the souls who lived, worked, and died within them; the smell of the landscape; and the call of its birds.

"I could almost feel a super power between the two of them.”

“Grainger’s accordion with Summerhayes’s fiddle is especially beautiful.” Songlines

"Free-flowing, ambitious and fiercely creative..” The Strad.