As part of All Together Now, the festival supported the new commission from Hannah James – Jig Doll.
This was Hannah’s first solo project that combines her musical and dance talent. Jig Doll was premiered at the 2015 festival.
“Those who saw JigDoll at Shrewsbury witnessed an elegant, flowing transition between tunes, movement and song. Loops of accordion melody were left to play by themselves, augmented by feet-made percussive sounds, that repeated seemingly of their own will. It was beautiful and baffling” – fRoots Magazine
“This is a show I could take my non-folky friends to with complete confidence, and without fear of it being dismissed as just ‘a good laugh’ at the end. It’s brilliant, and it needed to happen.” – Tom Kitching