Musical duo play Whitworth Centre

Hilary-James-Simon-MayorThe musical diversity of Simon Mayor and Hilary James translates into hugely entertaining stage show.

Their performances can range from beautifully evocative Irish ballads to one of their own notorious comic songs with wry humour and an easy, informal stage manner.

Hilary James’ elegant singing has received huge acclaim and she’s famed for an unlikely taste in bass instruments accompanying Simon on guitar on anything from Vivaldi to bluegrass.

Simon Mayor started out as a guitarist and fiddler, but his current position as one of the world’s foremost mandolinists has led to an ever increasing number of invitations to play and teach at festivals. You can see them at The Whitworth in Darley Dale on April 25. Go to for more information.