During winter tours Jim discovered that not everyone enjoys attending events after dark, particularly on cold, wet winter nights and so he concluded that afternoon concerts might be a popular alternative. And what would be a better accompaniment to an afternoon concert of Devonshire songs than a traditional Devonshire cream tea?!
Jim can either perform two 45 minute sets with a cream tea in the middle or one complete performance of an hour or so followed by the cream tea. Whichever you prefer.
A proud Devonian, awarding winning singer & musician, Jim Causley has dedicated much of his career to researching and reviving the forgotten gems of his native county. Drawing from the collections of Victorian folksong collectors such as Sabine Baring-Gould and Cecil Sharp, more modern collectors and writers including Cyril Tawney and Tony Rose, Edwardian ballads and Music Hall dialect ditties, as well as a few of his own self-penned hits, Jim presents an evening jam-packed with Devonshire delights that richly bring to life the distinct flavour of music making from this unique corner of the British Isles. From Arscott of Tetcott to Widecombe Fair and everything in between, this show is a thoroughly enjoyable introduction to Devon’s rich musical culture.