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    Jez Hellard

    Jez Hellard & The Djukella Orchestra (Plus Kitty Macfarlane)

    • SHOWING
    • 01 Nov
      01 Nov - 01 Nov 2017
    About

    Potent songs, silky double-bass, fiery fiddling and smoking harmonicas. An album launch event for their latest live release; D’rect From The Shire.

     

    Jez Hellard is a singer of potent songs, fine guitarist and simply stunning harmonica player. His band, The Djukella Orchestra, play traditional and contemporary folk music, from jigs, reels and ballads to tango, rhumba and even reggae. Featuring one of the most captivating double-bassists you’re likely to see and some of the finest instrumentalists on the UK folk scene, their blend of virtuoso musicianship, witty political comment and a deep repertoire of powerful songs never fails to turn heads. Since hitting the road full time in 2005, Jez has played well over a thousand gigs; from the Glastonbury Festival to the North Country Fair, New York to Taipei, Istanbul to the Iberian Peninsular, gaining fans far and wide. 

    8pm

    Reviews
    • “Ridiculously enjoyable… an unequivocal thumbs up.”

      Folk Radio UK
    • “Beautifully crafted and stunningly delivered… a staggering jigsaw of musical invention and a sonorous voice that drags you into every song.”

      Folking.com

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