Event Phone: 01890 750099
16th November 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jim Moray is amongst England’s finest interpreters of traditional song. His relentlessly innovative recordings can truly be said to have changed the sound of folk music since the early 2000s, and he has won fans and admirers far outside of the folk scene without ever betraying his traditional roots. A five-time BBC Folk Award winner, his songs have been featured in a season finale of Grey’s Anatomy, he has appeared on-screen singing a specially composed song for Dr Who spin-off Class as aliens attack the earth, and he has presented documentaries on traditional music for BBC Radio 3.
If Jim Moray has become an accepted part of folk music royalty over the last few years, it must be due in no small part to his knack for making extremely accessible music using methods that are unconventional, uncompromising and often experimental. It is a way of working that has brought him universal critical acclaim (and the admiration of those in the know). Moray never makes the same album twice, and he brings intellectual rigour and perfectionism to his recordings – both as a performer and a producer – that appears to be at odds with the culture of immediate gratification that is prevalent in contemporary popular music. It is all the more remarkable then that the songs are never upstaged by the processes that came to create them. Moray’s distinctive voice and fine musicianship see to that. Folk Radio
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