Jones & Jones: The Story and the Song featuring Bill Jones & Gareth Davies-Jones @ Rochdale Folk Festival
Sunday 21st March, 2pm
An afternoon of traditional and original songs each with their own unique story.
“Quite simply stunning” Living Tradition Join award winning songwriter-musicians Bill Jones and Gareth Davies-Jones for an engaging evening of original and traditional songs each with their own unique story. Bringing a range of instruments, wit and wisdom the pair combine over 30 years of touring experience to guide you through an eclectic mix of musical tales, old and new. Come and be entertained by tales of daring and disaster, songs of love and laughter, and ballads full of ghostly characters and murderous intrigue, with Jones and Jones: The Story and The Song.
BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Bill (Belinda) Jones (accordion, piano) is renowned for her beautiful voice and memorable, catchy songs. Based in Sunderland but with roots in Staffordshire and India, Bill spent the early 2000s touring across the UK, USA and Japan, and released three acclaimed albums. Fifteen years after taking a short break, Bill returned to the folk scene last year, with the release of her fourth album Wonderful Fairytale.
Sony Radio Award winning singer-songwriter Gareth Davies-Jones has been described as one of the UK’s best kept musical secrets. A musician in the troubadour tradition with over 10 albums to his name including numerous collaborations and residencies, Gareth has graced stages and venues across the UK and Ireland with his rich soulful vocals, keen sense of melody and accomplished guitar playing.