EVENTS ELSEWHERE / Anaïs Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer
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Anaïs Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer have co-arranged a selection of epic old folk songs from The English and Scottish Popular Ballads—the Child Ballads (named after their collector, Sir Francis James Child) for their soon to be released Child Ballads.
For Mitchell, this recording comes on the heels of 2010’s Hadestown and 2012’s Young Man in America. Both albums are big on story; the first is a folk opera, while the second has been described by the UK’s Independent on Sunday as ‘an epic tale of American becoming’.
Hamer began his career with the Colorado roots rock band Great American Taxi, but moved to New York in 2008 to pursue songwriting and a passion for Irish traditional music. In 2010 he began touring with Mitchell, playing guitar and singing harmony (Hamer also appears on Young Man in America). The two quickly discovered their shared love of Celtic and British Isles ballads and made a plan to arrange and record some of their favorites together. But what began as a whimsical side project evolved into a serious collaborative endeavor spanning several years.
PLEASE NOTE: This event takes place at Pleasance Cabaret Bar, 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh EH8 9TJ
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