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Will Allen is a highly renowned melodeon and fiddle player from Kent with two solo albums to his name. A powerful and soulful musician largely inspired by the music of Southern England, West Kerry and Quebec. 

“The finest box player of his generation” – Nick Hart

Will performs with Brown Boots, WillPower, The Brown Boots Boogie Band and Club Débris.


Performer, teacher
and composer


"It's a long time since I heard somebody with such a great sense of rhythm and such sensitivity"

- Mike Harding

"Growing up myself in Kent I know that playing folk music is mostly a sole learning experience, I was at Broadstairs Folk Festival some years back on campsite and heard a sound you'd never hear unless a visiting band were perhaps having a session, it was box playing of a superb standard and from such a young man too! Will embodies all that is great about our folk traditions and on fiddle too!"

- Tim Edey

Photo by Rowan Piggott

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