One of the West Country’s finest folk performers, Jim Causley, is coming to Priddy 2019.
The proud Devonian has been nominated six times in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards including in the Singer of the Year in 2017. But Jim is not just a singer. He’s an accomplished musician, songwriter, and tells the odd tale too.
He has one of the most beautiful and distinctive voices on the British folk scene which makes him a very popular figure in clubs up and down the country.
A relative of the famous Cornish poet Charles Causley, Jim worked with award-winning filmmaker Jane Darke in the making of a specially commissioned biographical film about the poet which aired on BBC4 TV in October 2017 as part of the Centenary celebrations.
A prolific collaborator, Causley is hugely admired for his work with iconic groups The Devil’s Interval and Mawkin:Causley as well as playing, touring and recording alongside Waterson:Carthy, John McCusker, Eddi Reader, Graham Coxson, Shirley Collins, Michael Morpurgo, Show of Hands, Kate Rusby, David Rotheray of Beautiful South fame and many more.
He was described by Mojo Magazine as “the finest singer of his generation” and they put Forgotten Kingdom in their Top Ten Folk Albums of 2016 list. Westcountry father of folk Geoff Lakeman described Causley as possessing “A voice in a million” in a recent interview in the Western Morning News, some accolade indeed!