Brian Peters

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Brian Peters is an English folk singer and multi-instrumentalist.[1] He is known particularly for his interpretations of the Child Ballads and his researches in the traditional music of the North-East of England. He is acknowledged[by whom?] as one of England’s leading exponents of the Anglo concertina and melodeon.

He is best known in the folk clubs of England, but has also taken his performances to festival and concert stages all over the world, often touring in America, Europe and Australia. He's been described in the folk press as “one of British folk music’s finest ambassadors”.[2]

He has made many recordings, from the concertina-centred Anglophilia to the ballad-themed Songs of Trial and Triumph. He is also the melodeon player heard on the TV cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants.[3]


  • Persistence of Memory
  • Fools of Fortune
  • The Seeds of Time
  • Squeezing Out Sparks
  • Sharper than the Thorn
  • The Beast in the Box
  • Lines
  • Different Tongues
  • Anglophilia
  • Songs of Trial and Triumph (Child Ballads arranged by Brian Peters)
  • Gritstone Serenade PUG CD 08
with other artists
  • with Gordon Tyrrall:
    • Clear The Road
    • The Moving Moon
  • with Dave Webber, Anni Fentiman, John O'Hagan & John Morris:
  • with Graham Buckley, Bonz & Dave Pope:
    • The Rocky Mountain Ploughboys (1999)
  • with Jeff Davis:
    • Sharp's Appalachian Harvest (2013)


  1. ^ "Brian Peters: sings and plays concertina, melodeon and guitar ... Glossop, Derbyshire".-- The Folk Directory; 1988. London: English Folk Dance & Song Society; p. 35
  2. ^ "petersbiog". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-07-17.
  3. ^ "Brian Peters Biography". Retrieved 28 August 2017.

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