Ant is the Director of Fancourt Music. He is passionate about folk, roots and acoustic music, having discovered this sort of music quite late, thanks to Kate Rusby! In his spare time, he is the Chairman of Downend Folk Club and plays guitar with folk four-piece Road Not Taken, as well as co-presenting the Bristol Folk Show alongside Kitty Macfarlane.

Ant  also works for Musica, providing music workshops in residential care settings.

Ant founded Fancourt Music in 2015, fulfilling a life-long ambition to work in the live music industry. By 2017 he was fully self-employed, as Fancourt Music's roster grew.

Brought up near Derby, with a music-teaching dad, Ant now lives in South Gloucestershire with his wife, Laura, and their two young sons, Josh and Benji. Outside of music, Ant enjoys football (he is a lifelong Derby County fan and coaches Bradley Stoke FC's Under-11s), cricket (he used to play a bit before getting a bit heavier!), eating in restaurants (there's the reason, right there!), a good box-set, quality single-malt whiskey and a proper long lie-in (all too rare with primary school-aged children!).


Jo’s interest in folk music took off in earnest when good friends formed the folk band Kadia and she combined her passion for music and love of photography to become a respected and successful music photographer. Jo has been following bands, attending gigs and festivals as a freelance photographer for the last 6 years and her credits include: Wimborne Minster Folk Festival where she has been their official photographer for the last 4 years; Holywell Folk & Music (official photographer); and photographing artist shows including Bellowhead, Peter Knight’s Gigspanner, Jim Moray, Ange Hardy, Kadia, and Ninebarrow.

Her involvement in the folk world goes beyond photography and encompasses all elements of general band management – PR and marketing, booking gigs, and social media. Jo is a contributing reviewer and photographer for the online music magazine Fatea, and is currently immersed in organising their 30th Anniversary festival taking place in Dorset later this year. 

Jo lives in Dorset with her two cats and her ever growing bee colony. Jo’s other interests include photography and learning to play the fiddle.

She will initially be working alongside Ant focusing on bookings for The Askew Sisters, Ange Hardy and Kim Lowings and The Greenwood.

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