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Milton Hide


Milton Hide are husband and wife, Jim and Josie Tipler, from Wilmington in East Sussex, UK. They perform their own songs and compositions on guitar, cajon, clarinet and the very occasional banjo and xylophone thrown in for good measure. Subjects include polite, political rants, egg banjos, murder, whale riding, weddings, death and mid life crisis.   

Encompassing contemporary folk, a touch of blues and cajun, some pop and a smattering of klezma, their unique music is influenced by the local landscape, landmarks, characters and family.  

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This music video was created by Alex Thomas to go with our fundraising single, 'Say it all the time', which was released on 10th October 2019 in aid of CALM. The single was produced and recorded by John Fowler who also plays the majority of the instrument so it is a full band sound! Friends and family got together to be in the video - we would like to say a huge thanks to everyone who was involved. If you would like to buy the single, see the link in the MUSIC section below, or you can make a donation here

All proceeds go to CALM (The Campaign Against Living Miserably) leading a movement against suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK and the cause of 18 deaths every day.

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Listen to some of our latest tracks on Spotify here.
You can also listen to our music and download tracks using the links to other platforms at the bottom of the page .

Christmas Lite


Home is where your heart is


Little Fish

ep - 6 tracks

Say it all the time

Charity single for CALM


If you would like to use any of these photographs for the purpose of promoting Milton Hide, please mention the photographer.
For any other use, please contact us and we'll put you in touch with the photographer so you can talk copyright.

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We launched our Crowdfunder campaign (to raise funds to record our first full album) with a special evening of music on Friday 10th Jan 2020. Thanks to all who came (full house!) and gave generously to the First Album fund, to Christine Halpin and Jill Church for lovely support sessions and to Philippa and Michael Vine for cooking. Photo by Tim Church.


Work has started on the album and we have set the date for the launch!
Saturday 18th July at The Grove Theatre in Eastbourne.

An evening of live music from us with guest appearances by others who feature on the album. The bar will be open and art will be on show.

Put the date in your diary and we'll let you know when tickets are on sale.
If you want to get a VIP ticket, go to our Crowdfunder page.


Here's our latest list of gigs.
You can also visit our page on Facebook for the latest updates.


"Milton Hide's honesty of songwriting, subtlety of musicianship and natural on-stage chemistry sees them never fail to connect with and impress an audience.'"

Trevor Moss. The Lantern Society

"Male/female duo, authentically delivering trad tunes with a very modern twist. Excellent original songwriting that you'd expect from such a seasoned, creative and talented team. Definitely not to be missed"

Chris Giles, Folk Is Not A Dirty Word And Neither Is Country

"Milton Hide are a fantastic folk duo with outstanding original songs to keep you entertained. They appeared on my radio show for a live session and were an absolute pleasure to have on. Highly recommend."

Stuart Clack-Lewis. the Premium Blend Radio Show

"Milton Hide are an immensely talented folk duo who write and perform alluring songs embracing their perspective of the world past and present."

Dylan Hibbert. The Alternative Slot, Hailsham FM

“Charming music, beautifully performed, lovely people.”

Mrs Yarrington’s Music Club

"Right at the start of our first listen to Milton Hide's live show we could see that they are both skilled musicians and together they create a beautiful folk-infused sound. Clearly they are both charming people and this really shows through on the stage. We left the show feeling uplifted"

Rob and Sarah of the Red Dirt Skinners c/o Sidegoat records

"Shared a bill in Brighton with Milton Hide and look forward to the day when we might share a stage."

Andy Melrose. Singer/songwriter

“Josie and Jim’s warmth, good-humour and generosity of spirit shine through the enchanting melodies and playful lyrics of their music. As artists we have had the great pleasure and privilege of their accompaniment to a number of exhibitions and events we have held over recent years. They are multi-talented, imaginative individuals, with a wonderful chemistry between them and two of the nicest bods anyone could ever wish to meet.”

Andy Hill. Artist


For booking enquiries either use the form below or contact us on the numbers or email at the bottom of the page.

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