Select Page

SimpleFolk are West Suffolk duo Rachel Dodd and Steve Christopher, playing ‘stripped back’ versions of traditional and contemporary folk songs.


Steve moved to Suffolk from Hampshire in 2015, where he had been a member of the Romsey-based folk band Cuckoo Pint and a solo artist. He first performed with Rachel when she was persuaded to join him on stage during a gig at the Bury St Edmunds Milkmaid Folk Club in 2016. Since then, they have performed regularly together.

SimpleFolk have played at many of the local folk clubs in East Anglia, including providing the support for the Jigantics at Hadleigh and for Ninebarrow at Ely. 

They have made a number of festival appearances, including the Bury Folk Festival and Bury Folk All Dayer and are looking forward to more opportunities in 2020. They have also appeared live on BBC Cambridgeshire’s Folk Show and on West Norfolk Radio.


In October 2019 they had the privilege of supporting Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith (two of Rachel’s favourites) at the Milkmaid.

Coming Up

Thanks to Covid-19 we have, like all other performing artists, cancelled all shows for the near future. Take care all and be safe. See you again as soon as we are allowed!

Steve and Rachel

Previously in 2019

Royston Folk Club – November 8th 2019

Milkmaid Folk Club, Bury St Edmunds – October 4th

Wicken Fete and Dog Show – June 29th

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Folkshow – June 17th

Waveney Valley Folk Collective – June 13th

Cambridge Folk Club – May 31st

Ninebarrow supported by SimpleFolk, Ely Folk Club – May 15th

Milkmaid Folk Club, Bury St Edmunds – February 15th

Hadleigh Folk & Acoustic Evening (supporting the Jigantics) – February 1st

From Black to Blue

SimpleFolk’s first album From Black to Blue is a collection of their favourite songs taken from the current set. As the title suggests these range from really dark themes to melancholy and nostalgia – a typical folk mix!

If you are interested in a copy please contact 

Black is the Colour

by SimpleFolk | From Black to Blue

The Blue Cockade

by SimpleFolk | From Black to Blue

The Water is Wide

by SimpleFolk | From Black to Blue