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.