Celebrating album launch day!! Friday 10th June 2016.

Celebrating album launch day!! Friday 10th June 2016.


As played on The Mike Harding Folk Show, BBC  Radio Wales, BBC Radio Shropshire, BBC Radio Stoke,

BBC Hereford & Worcester; BBC Lancashire; BBC Radio Leeds (live session), Swindon FM, Brum Radio, Sheffield Live Radio, Northern Sky Radio, Nova FM

‘Fantastic. This Yorkshire lass sings beautifully. She’s also a great keyboards, whistle and tenor guitar player and this debut album is chock full of great songs and tunes.’Mike Harding

‘Her voice shines out of the music with the clarity and sympathy for the folk canon of a Sandy Denny. Alice displays such quality and clarity of vision that we suspect we’ll be hearing a lot more of her soon. 4* R2 Magazine

“It’s all rather lovely and seductive yet menacing and strange –an unusually powerful debut.” 4* Songlines

‘A beautiful, thoughtfully sequenced disc with year-best contender writ all over it. An enviably proficient singer and multi-instrumentalist, this is a magnificent showcase for her versatility’ – fRoots

There are so many highlights here – this record sets musical standards few established artists could match.. Just stunning.” – Living Tradition Magazine

Multi-talented Yorkshirewoman Alice Jones is nothing if not versatile – an Appalachian and longsword dancer, an instrumentalist excelling on keyboards, whistle, clarinet, tenor guitar and, as her solo debut album proves, possessing a wholly distinctive voice just made for folk song.

The Ripponden-based artist has a background deeply rooted in the English folk tradition, having first been exposed to folk music by her parents as a “babe in arms”. But she also has a keen interest in American folk song, particularly the vast collections of Cecil Sharp and Frank & Anne Warner.

Photo by Elly Lucas

Photo by Elly Lucas

Her debut album Poor Strange Girl, to be released June 10, is a 12-track transatlantic melting pot mix of light and shade – mostly showcasing her arrangements of traditional and more contemporary songs but including a series of self-penned tunes.

Shining through is her knack of getting right to the heart and soul of a song; a deliberate, expressive tone and heartfelt precision that shows a genuine connection with her chosen material.

“Perhaps the most immediately striking aspect of Alice’s artistry  is that she’s a significantly impressive singer. Her voice has real personality and stature with unpretentious forthright Yorkshire relish.”- fRoots

“Her voice is clear, unpretentious and blessed with an appropriate Tyke-ish twang. – English Dance and Song Magazine

‘Superb, sincere vocals; meltingly fine music’ – Verity Sharp, BBC Radio 3

June 23rd – Green Note Café, Camden Town

June 25th – Peel Park Hotel, Accrington

August 5th-7th – Dartmoor Folk Festival

With more live dates to be announced soon.

Poor Strange Girl Album Cover