Date/Time Sun 12 Jun 2022 8:00 PM
Price In Advance - £8; Online - £8 + 80p fee; On The Door - £10
TwickFolk regular Jennie Higgins unveils her debut album, with the help of Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Faustus, Belshazzar’s Feast).
This project has long been on the cards for Jennie. Since she was just five years old Jennie has been singing in folk clubs across the West Country and dancing as part of a lakeland clogg troupe. The folk arts run through her veins and the traditions of the English folk scene is highly important to her both musically and academically.
Since 2018 Jennie has been academically involved in the folk genre through archive collation, library cataloguing and academic writing via her contemporary history degree. Writing a dissertation with the title “How do folk traditions create and imagined idea of an English past?” Jennie began to talk about the issues surrounding women in folk music and the perceived loss of their stories.
A Kickstarter for the album was 110% funded and this evening will be the first public outing of the results. Each song tackles a different feminine experience and the album sleeve notes discuss both the origins of the songs in the UK and their relevance to the female perspective today.