About
About
  
Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne is a folk musician and singer. Cohen has been a musician since the age of 6 and took to squeezeboxes in his teens and has since developed into a fine player of both the melodeon and anglo concertina. As an instrumentalist Cohen is experienced in playing for dancing, playing as part of groups, both as an accompanying and as a lead instrument, and playing as a soloist. Cohen is also a well-regarded singer and in 2014 won Bromyard Folk Festival's Future of Young Folk Award for singing. 
 
Cohen has been performing for over a decade and in that time has played in countless groups, below is a list of the line-ups Cohen currently performs with. If you're interested in booking Cohen in any of the following guises or would like any further details, please get in touch using the contact page.
  
Solo
Cohen's solo repertoire consists mainly of traditional songs with accompaniment from anglo concertina or melodeon. Alongside this Cohen also performs traditional tunes and the occasional un-accompanied song. Cohen's style, approach and repertoire is rooted in the English tradition, however material and influences from Scottish, Irish, American and European traditions are also present in Cohen's performance. An average solo performance includes traditional ballads, historical songs, industrial songs, sea songs and shanties, with a fair amount of material linked to the West Midlands where Cohen has lived for much of his life.  
  
Granny's Attic
2014 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award nominees Granny's Attic features Cohen on melodeon, concertina and vocals alongside George Sansome and Lewis Wood. Granny's Attic perform a range of traditional songs and tunes from the British Isles, alongside original compositions and material from further afield. More on them can be found at grannysattic.org.uk
Captain Bullhead
Leeds based ceilidh band featuring Cohen on melodeon as well as guitar virtuoso Toby Noble and ace mandolin player Evan Davies (of Kentucky Cow Tippers fame) along with caller Robin Fishwick. They are available for both public and private ceilidhs around West Yorkshire. Recent clients have included Leeds University, Ripon Sailing Club and All Hallows' Church, Leeds. 
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Guest
Cohen has appeared as a guest musician with many performers and groups, these have included: 
 
- Temporary replacement melodeon player with Leeds based Dogsbody Ceilidh Band
- Regular guest with Tony Burt Band
- Occasional guest with Midlands based ceilidh band Cut the Mustard
- Occasional guest with Worcester based band Horizon Lights
 
Projects
Cohen has been involved with a range of projects with various companies, organisations and charities.
 
An example of a recent project in collaboration with Marks and Spencer involved the research and performance of Edwardian music from within the Marks and Spencer company archive as part of a heritage event for the company. Details on this project can be seen here and here
 
Cohen has also been involved in providing music for theatrical productions, both in researching and performing music for live shows.
 
If you would like to involve Cohen in a potential project please get in touch using the contact page.
  
A clip of Cohen's recent project with Marks and Spencer