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Fritillaries at the Jam Jar

Music
  • 21/09/22
  • 19:00 - 23:00
  • £12 adv, £14 otd

More details: https://www.pearolegs.com/events/fritillaries-stringband-at-the-jam-jar


‘WONDERFUL’, CERYS MATTHEWS / ‘OUTSTANDING’, FOLK RADIO UK / ‘A DELIGHT’, RNR MAGAZINE

Bedminster-based folk/Americana band Fritillaries are thrilled to bring their tour show to the Jam Jar. They’ll be playing as a fourpiece stringband, in one of only four unique shows, with Kit Massey on violin and Andy Hamill on double bass, plus support and harmony singing from Anna Colette.

Playing together since childhood, Hannah and Gabriel share a unique intimacy and ability to draw audiences into their world. Their debut album – about places and people missed and found in isolation, and things found growing when we dig down into spaces the light doesn’t reach – was released on Pear O’Legs Records in July to widespread critical acclaim and support from BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music. 

RNR magazine noted their ‘youthful energy, freshness and cliché-free approach to roots’. At The Barrier called the album ‘exceptional’, with Cerys Matthews describing it as ‘wonderful’ and Folk Radio UK as ‘outstanding’: ‘an enthrallingly scenic, tranquil and fruitful debut … capturing the purity, inventiveness and talent of the duo’s playing’. 

This event will be one of only four stringband dates on the album tour (London, Birmingham, Bristol, Exmouth), with the duo being joined by Andy Hamill (Laura Mvula, Annie Lennox, Martha Reeves) on double bass and Kit Massey (Aphex Twin, Anna Calvi, Pete Tong) on violin. As a four-piece, Fritillaries bring deep groove, lush strings and moments of  joyous uplift. 

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