Tanglethread are Ruth and Des Hart, a husband and wife duo playing a selection of traditional folk music from around Britain. Ruth plays descant and tenor recorders and Des plays cuatro, guitar and sings. Our music is performed acoustically and is suitable for folk clubs and festivals. We also play at events where folky background music is needed to provide an interesting atmosphere.


Recent gigs include appearances at Bury Folk Club and Henley Folk Club in Suffolk as well as various sessions in local pubs.


If you are interested in booking us for your club or event we can be contacted at




Below are three tunes we have recorded recently to give you an idea of how we sound.



Tanglethread are playing at the following venues:-


Henley Folk Club Friday 18th January


Hadleigh Folk Club Fridat 1st February


Bury Folk Collective Wednesday 20th March


Framlingham Country Show Sat/Sun 13/14th April


Laxfield Market Saturday 4th May


Elveden Country Show Saturday 1st June


Laxfield Market Saturday 5th October


Autumn Country Show Ipswich Saturday 19th October


We have recorded a CD of traditional tunes which we have for sale at our gigs. We called the CD Warp and Weft, which seemed appropriate and it was recorded at our own Pigsty studio.

The tunes on this site are taken from the CD.