Canal Trust host folk duo

Hannah James, one of the UK’s top folk musicians, and Ireland-based Austrian fiddle-singer Claudia Schwab are teaming up for a series of concerts this spring, and it promises to be a truly special evening of cross-cultural music.

The Chesterfield Canal Trust will be hosting them at Hollingwood Hub in Chesterfield on May 20.

Hannah, a Chesterfield girl, has emerged as one of the most imaginative and adventurous artists on the folk scene. 

First coming to national attention as accordion player and singer with the band Kerfuffle, she was in an acclaimed duo with Bellowhead’s Sam Sweeney, is a member of female vocal harmony trio Lady Maisery and has worked with folk legend Maddy Prior in the trio 3 for Joy.

Claudia is an Austrian fiddle player, singer and composer, who lives and works in Ireland. Stomping rhythms, fiery reels, consoling Indian raags and funk-beat yodelling abound in Claudia’s blend of Irish, Indian, Swedish and Eastern European folk music styles overlaid with Austrian yodelling.
Doors open at 6.30pm when Katey’s Coffee Shop will be open. The concert will start at 7.30pm. All tickets are £10, available from the