Newcastle University's unique folk and traditional music degree - the first of it's kind in England - forms a new collaboration with CatStrand. We are offering final year students an opportunity to perform professionally and showcase the freshest sounds coming from the next generation of musicians. Janice Burns Jon Doran were selected from a group of submissions from this years degree programme to participate in our Spring programme. Janice Burns and Jon Doran Janice Burns Jon Doran are a folk duo based in the North-East of England who formed in 2017 after discovering their shared love for traditional song. A connection with vibrant repertoire captures feelings of familiarity, unveiling a clear respect for tradition whilst remaining relevant. Their compelling storytelling comes alive through tight vocal harmonies and thoughtful interplay between mandolin and bazouki.