"The finest singer of his generation"



Jim Causley is a folk-singer, award winning songwriter, musician, proud Devonian and all-round entertainer. He grew up in a wassailing village not far from Sidmouth Folk Festival and sang with Wren Music before heading to Newcastle University to study on their brand new degree course in Folk & Traditional Music. He rose to prominence singing with The Devil’s Interval and Mawkin:Causley as well as touring with Waterson:Carthy and David Rotheray. In recent years his work has focused on his musical settings of poems by his relative Charles Causley, penning his own songs and reviving lost gems from his home county.

“A voice in a million” Geoff Lakeman.


More than simply a folk-singer, multi award winning singer-songwriter, musician and proud Devonian Jim Causley is an all-round entertainer and during the past decade Causley has been nominated no less than six times for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award. Last year he was nominated as “Singer of the Year” at the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, he 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 about Dartmoor tin mining ‘Pride of the Moor‘ on BBC TV’s Countryfile – Dartmoor Special.

2017 was also the centenary of Jim’s relative; the celebrated Cornish poet Charles Causley and award winning filmmaker Jane Darke made a specially commissioned biographical film about the poet which aired on BBC4 TV on 1st October as part of the Centenary celebrations. The soundtrack to the film was composed entirely by Jim and featured music from his 2013 album ‘Cyprus Well’ of musical settings of Charles’ work. The Charles Causley Trust also commissioned Jim to create a new album of Causley’s children’s poems set to music for a new generation to discover as part of the Causley 100 celebrations. That resulted in the ‘I Am The Song’ album released on the WildGoose label.

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. He was described by Mojo Magazine as “the finest singer of his generation” and they put Forgotten Kingdom in their Top Ten Folk Albums of 2016 list. Westcountry father of folk Geoff Lakeman described Causley as possessing “A voice in a million” in a recent interview in the Western Morning News, some accolade indeed!

"Spearheading the West Country folk revival"

The Guardian
Songs of Dartmoor - illustration of the map of Dartmoor

Songs Of Dartmoor

2023 Hrōc Music

Devonia album cover

Devonia (Double Album)

2021 Hrōc Music

Devonshire Roses cover

Devonshire Roses

2020 Hrōc Music


2022 Hrōc Music

cyprus well ii cover

Cyprus Well II

2020 Hrōc Music

Jim Causley Live In Widecombe!

Live in Widecombe!

2019 Hrōc Music

Causley Christmas CD

A Causley Christmas!

2018 Hrōc Music

Special Commissions EP


2018 Hrōc Music

I Am The Song


2017 WildGoose Records

The Clay Hymnal

The Clay Hymnal

2016 Westwords Publications

Forgotten Kingdom

Forgotten Kingdom

2015 Hands On Music

Cyprus Well

Cyprus Well

2013 Folk Police Recordings



2011 WildGoose Records

Mawkin:Causley - The Awkward Recruit

Mawkin:Causley – The Awkward Recruit

2009 Navigator Records

Mawkin-Causley - Cold Ruin

Mawkin:Causley – Cold Ruin

2008 Navigator Records

Lost Love Found

Lost Love Found

2007 WildGoose Records

The Devil's Interval - Blood & Honey

The Devil’s Interval – Blood & Honey

2006 WildGoose Records

Fruits of the Earth

2005 WildGoose Records

Guest Appearances

The Band of Love – Folk Fever

2018 Island Records / Universal

Chris Foster - Hadelin

Chris Foster – Hadelin

2016 Chris Foster

Geoff Lakeman - After All These Years

Geoff Lakeman – After All These Years

2016 Geoff Lakeman

Tony Deane - Last Orders

Tony Deane – Last Orders

2016 Estate of Tony Deane

Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage - Before the Sun

Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage – Before the Sun

2016 Sungrazing Records

Maggie Duffy - Closer to Home

Maggie Duffy – Closer to Home

2015 PFRD Records

Show of Hands - Centenary

Show of Hands – Centenary

2014 U.M.T.V. Records

The Bone Orchard - Gavin Davenport

Gavin Davenport – The Bone Orchard

2013 Haystack Records

Richard Trethewey - Dig Where You Stand

Richard Trethewey – Dig Where You Stand

2012 Self Release

Kate Rusby 20

Kate Rusby – 20

2012 Island Records

The Imagined Village - Bending the Dark

The Imagined Village – Bending the Dark

2012 Real World Records

Mawkin - Crow

Mawkin – Crow

2012 Goodform Records

The Woodbine & Ivy Band

The Woodbine & Ivy Band

2011 Folk Police Recordings

Michael Morpurgo - In Tune with the World

Michael Morpurgo – In Tune with the World

2010 Brown Label

Phil Beer - Box Set One

Phil Beer – Box Set One

2010 Chudleigh Roots

David Rotheray - The Life of Birds

David Rotheray – The Life of Birds

2010 Proper Records

Show of Hands - Arrogance, Ignorance & Greed

Show of Hands – Arrogance, Ignorance & Greed

2009 Hands On Music

Ella Edmondson - Hold Your Horses

Ella Edmondson – Hold Your Horses

2009 Monsoon Records

John McCusker - Under One Sky

John McCusker – Under One Sky

2009 Navigator Records

Still Spinning - Mick Groves

Mick Groves – Still Spinning

2008 Exe Records

Bill Murray Down pon ole dartymoor

Bill Murray – Down ‘pon Old Dartymoor

2008 Wren Music

Jim Moray - Low Culture

Jim Moray – Low Culture

2008 N.I.A.G. Records

Jackie Oates - The Violet Hour

Jackie Oates – The Violent Hour

2008 - Chudleigh Roots

Mother Of All Morris

The Mother of all Morris – Various Artists

2007 Talking Elephant Records

Waterson:Carthy – Holy Heathens and the Old Green Man

2006 Topic Records

Song Links II – Various Artists

2005 Fellside Records