Described in The Living Tradition as ‘captivating, bold and striking’, Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne is at the forefront of his generation of English folk musicians as both a powerful and commanding singer and a masterful player of the Anglo concertina and melodeon. He burst onto the folk scene more than a decade ago while still in his teens with the much-loved trio Granny’s Attic and since those early beginnings, he has performed at countless festivals and concert venues across the UK and overseas, both as a soloist and with Granny’s Attic. Alongside this Cohen has also collaborated with artists such as Reg Meuross, Angeline Morrison, Stick in the Wheel, Jim Moray and The Demon Barbers.
Cohen has received two BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominations, one in the Young Folk Awards category with Granny’s Attic in 2014 and one in Horizon Award category as a soloist in 2018. He made his solo debut album, Outway Songster in 2017 with the follow up Rakes & Misfits coming in 2021. Both albums received extensive radio play (including BBC radios 2, 3, 4 and 6, along with numerous local radio stations) and positive press, with fRoots describing Outway Songster as ‘the best debut album by a young British performer […] for many a day’ and Living Tradition describing Rakes & Misfits as ‘triumphant’.
‘Fantastic concertina player’
Petroc Trelawny, Radio 3
‘A passion for traditional songs that evokes Tony Rose and Peter Bellamy’
Cohen will also be on stage with Reg Meuross and Suntou Susso peforming Reg's powerful song cycle Stolen From God focusing on the transatlantic slave trade – uncovering its’ hidden history from a South West England perspective.