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Hannah James’ JigDoll in Bristol

May 3, 2017


“Those who saw JigDoll witnessed an elegant, flowing transition between tunes, movement and song…it was beautiful and baffling.” Froots Magazine

JigDoll is a new project created by Hannah James. A rarity in folk music, Hannah is a singer, musician and clog dancer. JigDoll combines all of these disciplines in a beautiful new show, exploring the life of the travelling player: sometimes exotic, sometimes frightening – it’s a world where home changes daily, and the only touchstones are the skills you carry with you, and the people you meet along on the way.

JigDoll is the culmination of Hannah’s career thus far, allowing her to combine all the disciplines for which she has become known. Much more than just a concert, JigDoll features newly-composed music woven around percussive dance, brought together with the help of a group of first-class musicians…

Sonia Sabri is one of the UK’s foremost practitioners of Kathak, a form of classical Indian dance which is strongly shaped by percussion. 
Karen Tweed is an English traditional musician known for her diverse European influences, musical innovation and skills in composition. 
Cormac Byrne is an inspirational percussionist who understands translating percussion onto new instruments – like feet! 
Bush Hartshorn is an international choreographer and artistic director whom Hannah first worked with during the development of the Demon Barbers’ ‘Time Gentlemen Please’.

This show is a truly unique piece of musical art: something that words fail to do justice.
See it for yourself at Bristol Folk House, Saturday 6th May.

Bristol Folk House
Saturday 6th May || 7.30pm doors
£12.50 adv.stbf || 14 + & U16s accompanied by adult
Tickets: SEE


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