Alice Jones at Carrington Folk Club Wednesday 21 June 2017

Alice Jones is a singer, multi-instrumentalist and dancer from West Yorkshire with deep roots in the folk tradition. She accompanies her mainly traditional songs on piano, harmonium or tenor guitar, but sometimes only with foot percussion. Her sensitive and intuitive arrangements allow the stories to take centre stage, but they are loaded with a rhythm and energy that portrays her dancer’s heartbeat. She also draws heavily from her roots as an Appalachian dancer with songs from the Warner, Smithsonian and Cecil Sharp American collections, but will probably also include songs from her research with Pete Coe into songs collected in Yorkshire by Frank Kidson.