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Tuulikki Bartosik And Hannah James

Jan 9th 2017 @ Green Note

London, United Kingdom
I Was There
Monday, January 9th, 2017
7:00 PM
Green Note
London, United Kingdom
Hannah and Tuulikki first met in 2011 at a festival in Estonia, where they were immediately struck by their musical affinity. Determined that they would one day work together, the opportunity finally came when they were booked as a duo at the Gower Folk Festival. Playing with Tuulikki makes me feel very free as a musician, Hannah explains. Our styles and skills seem to complement each other, and spark some very interesting - and slightly wacky - ideas!

Estonian accordionist Tuulikki Bartosik is a candid and open minded musician and composer who melds the traditions of Estonia with Scandinavian old instrumental tradition and was first in Estonia to adapt traditional music to the free-bass accordion.

Tuulikkis' classical and theoretical studies, with a masters' degree in traditional music from Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, have ignited her curiosity to learn what traditional music could be in todays urban settings and changing world.

'Hannah James is a wonderfully talented, young singer, clog dancer and accordion player. She is set for great things. Watch this space...' Maddy Prior

'Hannah is an incredible musician a beautiful singer, inventive accordionist and her dancing is out of this world.' Jon Boden

Most professional musicians spend their early lives squirrelled away in bedrooms, practising scales and honing their stagecraft until a lucky breakthrough. But a happy combination of prowess, passion and precociousness has seen Hannah James grow and evolve very much in the public eye, as she begins a new chapter as a solo performer.

Don't miss this very rare opportunity to see Hannah and Tuulikki perform in London