Howdenjones are a musical duo with 15 years experience of writing, recording, and performing their own songs and tunes, gathering stories and sharing their experiences along the way. Using acoustic instruments and exploring folk, blues, and contemporary music styles, they specialise in playing at village halls, community meeting rooms, and churches. Both multi-instrumentalists, Kate Howden and Paul Jones write all their own material, sing, and - between them - play guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, ukulele and bodhran.
‘No Halls Barred’ was a message to say they will play anywhere where people gather to meet, chat, laugh, socialise, enjoy listening to live music, joining in, and singing along. Their show works in any intimate setting at the heart of the community, bringing together a celebration of place, people of all ages, and creating an inclusive musical and social experience. They have travelled all over the country and 2016's Spring tour saw them visiting and playing at 26 venues across 11 counties.
2017 sees a Call to the Halls to share this experience and celebration of the halls with them! A pint of Real Ale, a glass of wine, even a hearty supper and a musical journey of sweet gentle harmonies, driving rhythms, and exquisite melody as your appetiser.
Howdenjones’ show can be an opportunity to fundraise, for a village get together, or just a night out amongst friends where you don't have to drive! Whatever your reason to celebrate, it emphasises the importance of our village hall networks all over the country, of all the people cherishing and looking after their village halls with a pride in their history, their buildings, their activities and achievements, and their valuable place in the community. Join Us..
“…from ballad form to social documentary, labour anthems and magical airs where animals talk and ghosts whisper history”