Megson and Mawkin : Causley

Date: 14 Sep 2008 - 19:30
Promoter: HItchin Folk Club
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The music of Mawkin is taken from many influences, Jamie's fiddle is very much in a English style, but with aspects of Johnny Cunningham in his work. Alex play's melodeon like he's trying to tame a beast, a big punchy sound influenced by Andy Cutting, John Kirkpatrick and session players from his home county of Suffolk. Dave's guitar work is influenced by jazz and rock, although he also has a classical guitar upbringing and Danny has taken influences of funk rock artists in his bass playing.


It's hard to pin downYoung Devon folk singer Jim Causley became involved with traditional music from an early age via his family, the local folk scene and an historical wassailing tradition in his village of Whimple, East Devon.

After studying Jazz & Popular music at Exeter College he went on to study Traditional Music at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. During this time he became involved in the wider folk scene and gained great interest in folk clubs throughout the country as a solo performer. He recorded his debut album, Fruits of the Earth on the WildGoose label in 2005, the same year he recorded two tracks for Martyn Wyndham-Reads epic Song Links 2 album (Fellside) which linked English traditional songs with their American variants. Later that year he was nominated for best newcomer at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2006. Causley also recieved great acclaim and interest for his singing work as part of a trio named The Devil's Interval whose album Blood & Honey (WildGoose) also recieved wide acclaim and another Folk Award nomination in 2007.

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