Hannah James & Sam Sweeney


Hannah & Sam have been nominated in the why invest in coca cola stock Best Duo category of the 2013 BBC Folk Awards!

Hannah James & Sam Sweeney are one of the foremost duos performing English folk music today. April 2012 sees the release of their highly anticipated second album State and Ancientry (RBRCD13). They play predominantly English songs and tunes on accordion and fiddle, and their live show includes Hannah's renowned high-energy clog dancing.

Sam plays with multi award winning folk sensation
Bellowhead, Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings and Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party. Hannah sings, plays and dances with BBC Folk Award nominated Lady Maisery and Steeleye Span front woman Maddy Prior.

To order
State and Ancientry click here

or order it from from

What people are saying is forex trading legal in philippines about State and Ancientry…

"A glorious celebration of some of England's finest and lesser known tunes and songs played with real commitment and understanding. A must!"

Verity Sharp
BBC Radio 3
Late Junction
"The word blockbuster is much misused - particularly as the original was a second world war bomb - but how else to describe this album?"

Frank Chester, Folk Monthly

Sweeney may be familiar as a member of that invest in coca cola freewheeling folk band Bellowhead, but his partnership with the accordionist and singer Hannah James brings out his more intimate side. From the hypnotic opener, a Purcell hornpipe, their collaboration works its way through an atmospheric series of traditional songs and instrumentals. Sweeney switches between fiddle, viola, nyckelharpa and bagpipes, while the undemonstrative James adds ultra-discreet foot percussion. She brings a touch of girlish mischief to The Farmer’s Cursed Wife, a tale of a scold who is too much even for the devil himself. Light a log fire and let the musicians do the rest.

Clive Davis
The Sunday Times 1/4/12

"State & Ancientry is the second album from Hannah James & Sam Sweeney, and shows a growing confidence and mastery from two young but seasoned performers.

Liz Osman, Bright Young Folk
"An absolutely cracking follow up! I think they're amazing, not just as young players but as players of any age. Brilliant musicians."

Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2

To read full reviews of the album, click here to go our reviews page