© 2017-2019 by The Poor Cousins

About

Naomi Morse (fiddle, voice) and Emmet Mc Gowan (guitar, voice) have been playing music together since they met in York, England in 2006. At home on both sides of the Atlantic, the husband and wife duo combine intimate, nourishing songs and gutsy tunes in an easy-going style.  On fiddle, Naomi finds sounds both fiery and flowing, blending seamlessly with Emmet's rhythmic and elegant guitar back-up.

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The duo has been based in Brooklyn since 2009, performing various styles of roots music including American old time, New England, Irish, Quebecois, and Scottish. In addition to a regular performance schedule in the New York City area, the duo have performed in many countries around the world, both together and separately. Most recently, they traveled to Greece in August 2017 on a US State Department grant to perform and teach at the Kozani International Music Seminar.

What we do
Weddings

We regularly play for the ceremony and cocktail hour portions of weddings in the NYC tri-state area. Want to know more? Click here

Busking

We are on the roster for the MTA's "Music Under New York" program and regularly busk in Grand Central, Penn Station, and Whitehall Ferry Terminal, just to name a few.

Dances

We play for community dances and contra dances around the NYC area. Contact us if you want us to play for your dance or event.