Cuthbert Noble comes from a long line of farmers and stonemasons in Shepley, West Yorkshire, just outside the Holme Valley where there is a rich tradition of unaccompanied singing. Having been surrounded by singing from a very young age he picked up a fair amount of songs and a real love for the local traditions of Hunt singing and the village carol singing in the Sheffield area. He learnt the majority of his songs from his father, Will Noble, who started learning the local songs at the after hunt sings of the Holme Valley Beagles. Will learnt a lot of the songs from Arthur Howard, a hill sheep farmer who was a regular at the hunt sings.
Cuthbert is now far away from his native Pennines living in London studying fine art at Wimbledon College of art but it is his love for the songs that keeps him in touch with his home.
When he gets out of London, Cuthbert is a Dry Stone Waller by trade and works with his sister Lydia who is also a fine singer. They often sing together and are keen to keep learning the Holme Valley songs.