Hannah Donelon & Grace Lemon's Single Launch with Adam Beattie
Saturday 14 December 2019, 7pm
£10 advance, £19 on the door
Voces8 Centre, Gresham Street
This event took place on 14 December 2019
Brand new to the Pear O’Legs gang, we’re very excited to be celebrating Hannah and Grace’s first single with us. Held in the beautiful grade I listed church, St Anne & St Agnes near St Paul’s, London.
Hannah Donelon & Grace Lemon
Hannah Donelon & Grace Lemon are a traditional vocal duo whose distinct voices blend together through haunting harmonies and ornamentation. With a background in traditional Irish music, the duo draw from an array of wider influences to reconfigure ballads and tell stories with contemporary resonance. Through the simplicity and rawness of their music, Hannah and Grace tell lucid narratives of the lives and landscapes preserved in old songs with sympathetic accompaniment on the hammered dulcimer and harmonium.
Scottish Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Adam Beattie is now living in London.
He has been active since 2003 and has release 4 albums.
Having roots in Scottish folk music, as well as a lifelong interest in old time jazz, blues and other folk styles, his music spans many genres, but is all held together by Adam’s distinctive voice and narrative lyrics.
He has played opening shows for many of his musical heroes; Bert Jansch, Jolie Holland and Sean Hayes.
Collaborated on guitar and bass with Brooke Sharkey, Scott Hirsch and Micheal Chapman.
Adam has recently formed a new group called PicaPica featuring singers Josienne Clarke and Samantha Whates and producer Sonny Johns, which is signed to Rough Trade Records.
He is also part of Band of Burns, acclaimed multinational 11-piece band of singers and instrumentalists.
‘Carefully crafted, gently affecting songwriting with a dark twist’ - Roddy Hart, BBC RADIO SCOTLAND
‘Incredibly Beautiful’ - Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC