Magical percussive dance
Frequent goers to Peak Concerts will be familiar with Hannah James, a local girl. 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.
“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 Tarn 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