BBC folk award winning visionary Hannah James presents: The Jigdoll Ensemble.
Hannah James is an English clog dancer, accordion player, singer and star of British folk for over two decades. THE JIGDOLL ENSEMBLE is her most ambitious project yet. Starring an international line up of award winning performers, this stunning multi-discipline show combines dance, music, body percussion and spoken word in a spell-binding tour de force.
Hannah James shot to fame as a teenager, stunning folk audiences across the UK and beyond with her virtuosic accordion skill and rich, natural vocal style. But her breathtaking clog and foot percussion repertoire prove that she is as much a dancer as a musician. The Jigdoll Ensemble combines both sides of this exceptional artist in a show that transcends music, dance and theatre to be a powerful blend of all three.
Handpicked by James, the Ensemble features three musicians who are masters of their instrument: Glasgow fiddle player Kate Young, Estonian bassist Marti Tarn and, matching Hannah step for step, Hungarian percussionist András Des.
This autumn the JigDoll Ensemble are releasing their first recording, The Woman and Her Words. Recorded at Budapest Music Centre, this long awaited debut is set to be one of the most important records of the year. Exploring themes of toxic masculinity, belonging, the human experience, love and the female power which shines through all of James' masterful composing. Catch the JigDoll Ensemble as they tour this outstanding show, coming to the UK this Autumn.
"Dazzling" - Songlines
"A true original" - The Guardian