Paul Scourfield is a stylish melodeon player and singer, performing material mainly from the English tradition. In common with many of the new generation of folk performers, Paul was bought up surrounded by the folk music of his parents. Inspired to take up the melodeon after going to see John Kirkpatrick at the local folk club, Paul has since spent a year being mentored by the great man himself. He has appeared at major festivals including Sidmouth, Whitby, Warwick, and Towersey, as well as folk clubs around the country. Paul is also a well respected workshop leader, giving insight into the mysteries of the melodeon and inspiration to participants. Paul has recently released a new album 'Freshly Squeezed' featuring songs and tunes from his solo repertoire. In addition to his solo work Paul performs in a duo with Jon Loomes. He is also a respected dance musician, playing with innovative ceilidh band Chalktown, formed by ex-members of the legendary "Gas Mk 5". "...Freshly Squeezed is a good example of melodeons played with skill, taste, subtlety and refinement..." Shreds and Patches Magazine '...The accompaniment to the songs demonstrate Paul's sensitive mastery of the instrument..." English Dance and Song Magazine.