Gemma Khawaja is a singer & guitarist from the Midlands, now based in North Norfolk, playing and singing traditional songs of the British Isles and creating her own songs inspired by rural poets, mythology and folklore. Gemma’s arrangements of traditional songs emphasise the universal stories and themes found in folk traditions and sensitively draw out the richness and beauty of the old melodies.
*”…Performs traditional English songs and ballads and her own compositions with captivating authority…”
“Folk in minimum frills, maximum thrills style. Folk club organisers pay attention”!* ** fRoots March 2016**
“Powerful, unpretentious and rooted”
*Mike Harding March 2016* *
“Gemma has an honesty of expression, a quality that’s indelibly imprinted on her vocal cords. Such Mortal Sport is highly captivating and absolutely compulsive listening”*
*Folk Radio UK May 2016*
Lizzy Hardingham plays a vibrant mix of traditional, original and contemporary music. Her delicate and interesting guitar parts mingle with her powerful yet pure voice to tell a story. Lizzy has won the Herts Songwriting, Milkmaid Folk Club Songwriting and Watford Folk Song competitions and was a 2018 finalist in New Roots Lizzy, proving herself to be a talented songwriter, giving significance to stories old and new. Having supported acts such as Lady Maisery, Dovetail Trio and Bob Fox is “a rising star on the folk scene not to be missed” (Kimpton Folk Events).
“A talented vocal from a profoundly legitimate and natural performer.” The Horns, Watford
“Exceptional new singer” Hitchin Folk Club
“A powerful voice to watch out for” Royston Folk Club
“Accomplished guitar player…destined for great things” Unicorn Folk Magazine
Tickets £8.50 adv HERESource: The Harrison website