Cooper and Bolton

Cooper and Bolton are Pete Cooper (fiddle, mandolin and vocals) and Richard Bolton (cello and guitar). Their musical influences are diverse, but they identify their music – both traditional tunes and songs, and their own highly original new pieces – as ‘Contemporary English Roots’. Midlanders by birth, Richard from Birmingham, Pete from near Stafford, they met in London in the 1990s, at the London Fiddle Convention.