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“Stunning self penned songs, cool vocals, top musicianship and a cast- iron delivery.”

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Call to the Halls tour 2017

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’ their most recent tour, was a signal 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 this years 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 could 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.

Audience reviews

“This lovely couple smiled all through their performance, they were an absolute delight ….Their joy, talent and good humour were infectious and I for one can’t wait for their return to Husthwaite. For all those who missed them, just make sure you don’t miss them again!” Erik Seaman, Husthwaite Village Hall, North Yorkshire. 2012

"“As the Village Hall Committee member responsible for organising “howdenjones” to come to our Hall I can say what a pleasure it was to deal with such a delightful couple. They are warm, easy to work with, accommodating and generous. The evening  was most enjoyable – wonderful songs that stay with you, mixed with humour  and anecdotes, as well as encouraging audience participation.  Their relaxed approach and friendliness made it a memorable event. If they come to a venue near you please do go, their music is not to be missed!”
Alison Maughan, Hazelbury Bryan Village Hall, Dorset.2011

‘We were entranced by their ability to make their instruments talk, their amusing stories and gentle humour (and) amazed that two hours passed so quickly, it was a wonderful evening.' 
Paul Meredith, The Barn Theatre, Smallhythe Place, Kent.2011

“Thanks for all the music last night (4th. February). It's really wonderful to hear the original works of people with real talent and poetry in their lyrics”
Jerome, Doncaster, 2011

.“Just a quick, very belated thank you for your concert at Quarndon Village Hall in Derbyshire earlier in the year. It remains one of our best memories of the summer so far, with our daughters walking home singing your songs. An evening of delight. Thanks”
Paul, Quarndon. Derbyshire 2010.

‘Hello I just wanted to tell you both how much I enjoyed your recent set/appearance/concert at  Avebury  in Wiltshire. It was such a pleasure from start to finish to hear new original material and performed with utter honesty and beauty, do keep writing and performing these wonderful songs”
Martin, Avebury 2009.

 “What I particularly enjoyed about your performance was the completely relaxed way you went about delivering such beautiful songs. You obviously have a lot of confidence in each other. Great harmonies, wonderful, deft guitar playing, a real spirit in your music and of course lyrics to match. You guys are fab!”
Steve, Black Swan Folk Club, York . 2009

“Thanks for bringing your music to Hilldale. I hope it's not too long before we see you again. It was good to see the village from 5 to 85 together for such a spellbinding evening.”
Ian, Lancashire.




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