Janice Burns and Jon Doran

Friday 7 October 2022
1:05pm - 2:00pm
Clothworkers' Centenary Concert Hall
Concerts and performances
General public

Janice and Jon perform traditional folk ballads, including songs from their upcoming album, No More the Green Hills.

Janice Burns (mandolin, tenor guitar, harmonium, vocals) Jon Doran (bouzouki, guitar, vocals) Janice and Jon will perform a number of traditional folk ballads, including songs from their upcoming album, No More the Green Hills, which is due for release on 28 October.

Janice Burns and Jon Doran are an Anglo-Scottish duo who came together after discovering a shared love of traditional music. They find their songs in archives that span the depths of our history – songs that tell vivid stories about the nature of life and our place in the world.

Janice and Jon’s compelling storytelling comes alive through tight vocal harmonies and sensitive interplay between mandolin, bouzouki and guitar. Their arrangements have a spellbinding presence and an understated energy that transports their songs from the pages of books and manuscripts into the imagination of the listener.

Since meeting in 2017, the duo have moved from strength to strength with recent performances at the likes of Sage Gateshead, Cambridge Folk Festival, and Edinburgh Tradfest. Their self-titled EP was released in 2020 to overwhelmingly positive feedback, including airplay on BBC Radio 2.

Folk songs have always travelled, put down new roots, borrowed and evolved. Janice and Jon’s upcoming album brings together songs that have survived through the ages, shapeshifting and adapting to changing environments as they’ve been passed from singer to singer. Exploring man’s relationship with nature, love and loss, these are songs with an enduring resonance.

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