Sligo based Austrian fiddle player Claudia Schwab and English accordionist/clog dancer/vocalist Hannah James join forces to launch their brandnew work:
Hannah James: Jigdoll- debut solo album (Irish release)
Claudia Schwab: Attic Mornings (EP) on vinyl (official release)
On the night, Hannah and Claudia will be playing individual solo sets, as well as performing as a duo.
Doors: 8.30pm, concert 9pm (€10/€12)
Claudia Schwab is an Ireland based, originally Austrian fiddle player/composer/yodeller. Stomping rhythms, fiery reels, consoling Indian raags and funk-beat yodelling abound in Claudia's blend of Irish, Indian, Swedish and Eastern European folk music styles overlaid with Austrian yodelling. Described as 'one of the most creative artists on the Irish music scene today' (Dr. Mel Mercier - Irish World Academy), Claudia's debut album Amber Sands (2014) features regularly on Irish national radio and has received impressive reviews by magazines such as FATEA, Folkworld and Songlines. A brand new EP, 'Attic Mornings' will be released in October this year.
"Some albums take you on a journey; ‘Amber Sands’ is like taking a year off, and making your way around the world." - Dan Hegarty, RTE 2FM
"pretty much unforgettable" (David Kidman, FATEA magazine)
A rarity in folk music, Hannah James is a singer, musician and innovative clog dancer. Her new solo project, Jig Doll combines all of these disciplines in a beautiful new show exploring the life of the travelling player: sometimes exotic, sometimes frightening.
Jig Doll is the culmination of Hannah’s career thus far, allowing her to combine all of the disciplines for which she’s become known and take them to exciting new places. Much more than a concert, Jig Doll features newly-composed music in a magical setting woven around percussive dance.
Hannah’s own dynamic rhythms become the centre-piece of the music through a specially designed dance platform, incorporating a range of sounds and surfaces, which takes instrumental foot percussion to a new level.
On the night, Hannah will give an intimate, unplugged performance of a selection of songs and tunes from the show.
"Hannah is an incredible musician, a beautiful singer, inventive accordionist and her dancing is out of this world" (Jon Boden)