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Paul James is a saxophonist, bagpiper, singer and composer from Newbury, England, who makes music influenced by English and other European folk traditions. 

Latest album The Drowned Lover & Other Dark Tales is available now    REVIEW-Editor's pick FOLK RADIO UK        REVIEW-fROOTS

Paul is a member of the band Blowzabella, and plays with his pan-European band Evening Star and the folk dance band The Playford Liberation Front. He composes and arranges music for theatre and TV and leads band workshops designed to get groups of people playing spine-tingling arrangements of traditional and contemporary folk tunes. Paul was composer and musician for the critically acclaimed production of John Milton’s Comus - A Masque in Honour of Chastity by John Milton and Patrick Barlow directed by Lucy Bailey at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London in October/November 2016. Reviews Independent Telegraph The Stage Evening Standard 

Blowzabella Festival / Hamburg, Germany

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Hamburg, Germany

Friday night - session. Saturday workshops 10-17:00. Bal 20.00 Sunday workshops 10-12:00.

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Evening Star

Pound Arts , The Pound, Pound Pill , Corsham SN13 9HX

Evening Star play new music inspired by European culture. Carlos Beceiro (Spain) – bouzouki, bass guitar; Gigi Biolcati (Italy) – vocals, percussion; Patrick Bouffard (France) - hurdy-gurdy; Luke Daniels (UK/Ireland) – vocals, diatonic button accordion; Paul James (UK) - vocals, bagpipes, saxophones, flutes; Victor Nicholls (UK/Armenia) – electric guitar, bass guitar, tuba, electronica.

Evening Star

West End Centre, 48 Queens Rd, D, Aldershot GU11 3JD

Venue to be confirmed.

Evening Star play new music inspired by European culture. Carlos Beceiro (Spain) – bouzouki, bass guitar; Gigi Biolcati (Italy) – vocals, percussion; Patrick Bouffard (France) - hurdy-gurdy; Luke Daniels (UK/Ireland) – vocals, diatonic button accordion; Paul James (UK) - vocals, bagpipes, saxophones, flutes; Victor Nicholls (UK/Armenia) – electric guitar, bass guitar, tuba, electronica.

Evening Star

Forest Arts Centre, Old Milton Rd, , New Milton, Hampshire BH25 6DS

Venue to be confirmed.

Evening Star play new music inspired by European culture. Carlos Beceiro (Spain) – bouzouki, bass guitar; Gigi Biolcati (Italy) – vocals, percussion; Patrick Bouffard (France) - hurdy-gurdy; Luke Daniels (UK/Ireland) – vocals, diatonic button accordion; Paul James (UK) - vocals, bagpipes, saxophones, flutes; Victor Nicholls (UK/Armenia) – electric guitar, bass guitar, tuba, electronica.

Latest album - Download & CD only £5

Latest album - Download & CD only £5