Folk – Rosie Hodgson, Rowan Pigott and Elizabeth & Jameson
Rosie and Rowan are a duo from Sussex, blending traditional and original folksongs, with voice, fiddle and guitar. Since their previous appearances in St Albans, as finalists in New Roots, they have become well known nationally, both individually and as a duo
Rosie Hodgson, also known as the singer of the London-Irish supergroup Crossharbour, released her first full length album, ‘Rise Aurora’ in 2017. This features her original songwriting alongside a few well-loved traditional ballads and won her considerable critical acclaim.
Her partner, fiddle-player Rowan Piggott, grew up in the foothills of the Burren on the west coast of Ireland surrounded by traditional music. On moving to England, he studied classical violin and trained as a chorister before undertaking a diploma in Jazz at Trinity College of Music. He found it impossible to forsake his heritage, however, and has made a successful career playing traditional music all over the world and released his debut album, Mountscribe, was released earlier this year.
Elizabeth & Jameson comprises Hannah Elizabeth of Said The Maiden and Griff Jameson from Fred’s House. Playing all over the UK with the trio Said The Maiden, Hannah Elizabeth’s influences are very much planted within traditional folk roots. This is in stark contrast to Griff Jameson’s recent musical history, having penned a string of quirky rock/pop anthems for Fred’s House. Together, Elizabeth & Jameson arguably offers the best of both backgrounds; this is simplistic, classic song writing at its best: a stripped back, harmony-driven sound with guitar, violin and exquisite vocals.