“A true original…you need to see James live to fully
appreciate her percussive dance skills.”  – The Guardian

“Among the homegrown acts, one particular concert stood out – Hannah James’ JigDoll. This former one-woman show made its debut as an ensemble piece with James joined by Kate Young on fiddle, Marti Tärn on bass guitar and Cormac Byrne on an impressive range of percussion…..The whirl of theatrics was dazzling but never ostentatious – James’ unique style is charmingly understated. The beaming smile to her fellow musicians and enthusiastic crowd reaction left no doubt that this once solo show has plenty of mileage as an ensemble piece. Definitely a show to catch when it tours next year.”  – Songlines

“JigDoll brings to the scene a fresh, hyp- notic and invigorating experience, fusing the old and the new to create something which,
while authentically personal, is to be seen as but a staging post in a life of perpetual wide- eyed adventure.” – 
 Froots Magazine

✭✭✭✭  ‘Top of the World’ – Songlines Magazine



  • ‘Hannah is an incredible musician – a beautiful singer,
    inventive accordionist and her dancing is out of this world.’

    Jon Boden

  • ‘Hannah James is a wonderfully talented, young singer,
    clog dancer and accordion player. She is set for great things.
    Watch this space…’

    Maddy Prior


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