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Jim Causley

{Biography from www.jimcausley.co.uk}

Jim Causley celebrates over a decade as an acclaimed solo artist and performer with a brand new studio album Forgotten Kingdom, released by Hands On Music on February 17th 2016, and a supporting tour. The album is his first album of entirely self-penned material. His first three albums all largely comprised traditional songs and his fourth, Cyprus Well, drew on poems written by Jim’s late relative Charles Causley and set to music by Jim.

Forgotten Kingdom is a broad collection of songs inspired by Causley’s native Westcountry, mixing ancient history with the songwriter’s own personal history and experience of the world. Themes range from the Saxon invasion of the area, the Celtic diaspora, to very personal explorations of love and geographical identity. This is certainly Causley’s most musically ambitious work to date.

Remarkably, given the prominence of his native West County in his music, Forgotten Kingdom is the first occasion Jim has actually recorded an album in his home county of Devon. Working alongside award-winning co-producer Mark Tucker, this was a project Causley has long dreamt of creating. For this Decennary celebration, Jim has invited some of his closest musical friends to join him as guests. Among them are long-time collaborators James Dumbelton, Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll, all three members of Show of Hands on whose label (Hands On Music) the album is being released; contemporaries Seth Lakeman, Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin, Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston, Kathryn Roberts, Lukas Drinkwater and Jackie Oates a.o.

Since the release of his debut album in 2005, Causley’s unique voice and persona have helped him become one of the most well-loved and respected figures of today’s contemporary roots and folk scene. A prolific collaborator, Causley is hugely admired for his work with iconic groups The Devil’s Interval and Mawkin:Causley as well as playing, touring and recording alongside Waterson:Carthy, John McCusker, Eddie Reader, Graham Coxson, Shirley Collins, Michael Morpurgo, Show of Hands, Kate Rusby, David Rotheray of Beautiful South fame and many more.

During the past decade Causley has been nominated for no less than five BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, won the Spiral Earth Singer of the Year award in 2014, presented his own folk music show on BBC Radio Devon and in 2015 he worked with BBC TV historian Dr Sam Willis to create the music for his show 'Highwaymen, Outlaws and Villains' and was asked to perform his song 'Pride of the Moor' on BBC TV's Countryfile - Dartmoor Special.

Alongside the new material from Forgotten Kingdom, Jim will revisit old songs from across his back catalogue, giving a well-rounded and thoroughly entertaining night of shade and light.

Jim appeared at one of our first Victory Hall events, and proved to be highly entertaining, so don't miss the chance to see Whimple's own Folk Star on his home turf. 

In Support, we have Exmoor's Martyn Babb, - singer, songwriter, wit and raconteur (allegedly!)


The Victory Hall, Whimple, EX5 2TS (Map)

Sunday 3rd July 2016, Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start

Licensed Bar, and Free Car Parking [Limited]

Tickets only £8 each in advance

which can be purchased securely online using the PayPal button below

[or from Handsome Dicks Records, Whimple Post Office & Shop

or The Tourist Information Centre in Ottery St. Mary].

 (A charge of £3.00 P&P per order applies for online orders. Tickets will be sent by recorded delivery)

(no PayPal account required as long as you have a valid credit/debit card)

Event Terms & Conditions

1. Tickets cannot be exchanged, refunded or returned after purchase.
2. The right of admission is reserved.
3. Management reserve the right to alter or in the event of adverse weather conditions to curtail or cancel the performance.
4. Lost tickets will not be replaced.
5. In the event of cancellation by the Management, refunds will be only be available from Handsome Dicks Records on production of the original, undamaged ticket.
6. Management reserve the right to add, withdraw or substitute artists, and to vary the advertised programme if necessary.
7. Those who are, or whom appear to be under 18 will not be served alcohol.
8. The Management will not be responsible for any loss or damage to personal belongings.
9. Guests are not allowed to bring alcohol into this event.

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