About Cove

Brought forth from the two traditions of Cornish and Irish music, Cove are an instrumental trio comprising Kerensa Wright on hammered dulcimer, Neil McMahon on fiddle and Keith Mountifield on bouzouki, whistle and bodhrán.

Blending tunes from a variety of musical traditions in much the same way that Cornish traditional music evolved with influences of visiting fishermen and traders throughout the centuries. Whether it is a concert performance or music for Nos Lowen dancing, Coves performances are full of energy and passion. The beautiful melodies, intricate harmonies, and foot-tapping arrangements all come together to create a truly magical experience for their audiences.

Kerensa has been playing both as a solo musician and as a member of numerous lineups for over 25 years. Following expert tuition from the late Jim Couza & Maclaine Colston, Kerensa has taken their teachings & has developed her own unique playing style.

Neil first fell in love with traditional music following a trip to Ireland. Since returning home, he has brought Cornish music to life with an in unsurpassable flair and mastery.

Keith is probably best known for his exceptional bodhran playing with Irish band ‘Krelys’. As a member of Cove, he provides driving rhythm and accompaniment through his playing of the bouzouki and haunting whistle melodies.

Demo Tracks

Coming Soon!


Nos Lowen