Contact Info ~

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Kind Words ~

Traditional Music Maker (UK) Simon Jones

All too often in the rush to celebrate the contribution made to Celtic music by second or third generation Scots & Irish from over the big water, it's easy to forget the Welsh doing the same thing. Welcome then Jodee James, who - voice like a nightingale - singing in her father's tongue and ubiquitous English, spins century old tales in with her own deft touches to create modern settings for ancient Welsh music and lore.

"Authentic, lavish...with romantic longing only Celtic music can inspire" Celtic Beat Magazine

"Singer-songwriter Jodee James lavishes a particularly gorgeous, vibrato-laden soprano to lovely effect on the almost Middle Eastern-tinged Welsh folk tune, "Trafaeliais y Byd." Simple, rhythmic acoustic guitar accompaniment perfectly offsets the achingly romantic vocals." CNET Download.com

 

I can't review your CD (Two Shores), all I can do is GUSH. It is really excellent. I'll have to wait for the bliss to settle down, or pass it on somebody who can. Parker Productions, Barneveld NY

 

The Jodee James Band drew a large and enthusiastic audience, particularly given the rarity of Celtic music concerts featuring Welsh songs and tunes on the coffeehouse concert circuit. The concert was enthusiastically received by all comers - including those who came because of an interest in things Welsh, those who considered themselves primarily Irish or Scottish music fans, and those who just enjoy good folk music in general. Ed Brown, uNi Coffeehouse Concert Series, Springfield, MA

 

Jodee James�performance of Welsh ballads last year delighted the audience and earned her an invitation to headline the folk concert again. The Druid’s Call, Green Mountain College, VT

 

 

Technical requirements

Vocal mic and stand

Guitar mic and stand

Direct box for guitar (optional)

Stool and small table

EQ and light reverb

In addition to concerts, themed programs are also available, including a Celtic Winter Solstice; Welsh Heritage and the American Revolution; Birds in Welsh Tradition; Farewell to Old Candles (Welcoming Spring), The Lady of the Fountain and Other Wondrous Women in Welsh Tradition; The New Way Home (Welsh Settlement in America); as well as Fire, Air, Water and Stone (Welsh Traditions and Folk Songs).

Select Appearances ~

 

Concerts

Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA

W.A. Singleton Center for the Arts, Richmond, VA.

Irish Arts Center, NYC

Musikfest, Bethlehem, PA*

Ames City Auditorium, IA

East Jersey Olde Towne Village, Piscataway, NJ*

Irish Cultural and Heritage Center, Milwaukee, WI

Chandler Memorial Library & Cultural Center, Nashua, NH*

Walt Whitman Arts Center, NJ

The Church for All Nations Concert Series, NYC*

Wheaton Village/ Down Jersey Folk Life Center, Millville, NJ

Plymouth University Medieval and Renaissance Forum, NH

Mercer County Parks Summer Series, West Windsor, NJ

St. Lawrence Arts, Portland, ME*

Five Corners Library, Jersey City, NJ

Historic Poole Forge, Caernarvon Township, PA

Celtic Connections Concert at WSIU, Carbondale, IL

Central Missouri Celtic Arts Society Concert, Springfield, MO

 

Festivals & Events

New Jersey Folk Festival, New Brunswick, NJ

Celtic Fling, Manheim, PA

Eisteddfod - NY 2007, Festival of Traditional Music, Queens, NY*

Patchogue Celtic Festival, Long Island, NY*

Upper West Side Street Festival, NYC

Blackstone Valley Celtic Festival, Sutton, MA*

Walnut Valley Festival, KS

Pennsbury Welsh Music Festival, PA

Glasgow Lands Scottish Games, Northampton, MA

41st Annual Remsen Gymanfa Ganu & Barn Fest, Remsen, NY*

National Welsh American Foundation, Washington, DC

Borders Books and Music, Nashua, NH & Albany, NY*

Fredericksburg Welsh Festival, Fredericksburg, VA*

Second World, Lowell, MA

Kindred Spirits Festival, NJ*

Iron Heritage Festival, Danville, PA

Daughters of the British Empire, Taste of Wales, Basking Ridge, NJ

Cortland Celtic Festival, Cortland, NY*

Harvest Festival, Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT*

Patch Town Days Festival, Eckley Miners Village, Eckley, PA*

St. David's Society of the Capital District Celebration, Albany, NY*

Virginia Highlands Festival, Abingdon, VA*

The Ship Inn, Milford, NJ*

Yeats Society, NYC

Harbor Celtic Festival, Harbor Springs, MI

Plymouth Cambrian Spring Tea, Plymouth, PA*

 

Coffeehouses & Cafes

uNi Coffeehouse Concert Series, Springfield, MA*

Godfrey Daniels, Bethlehem, PA

Mine Street Coffeehouse, New Brunswick, NJ*

Watchung Arts Center, Watchung, NJ

Perkasie Patchwork Coffeehouse, PA

Myhelan Arts Coffeehouse Series, Long Valley, NJ

 

* denotes return engagements

 

 

"Jodee related these traditions so clearly and then sang those songs connected to their legacies. And had the audience singing with her in what to many unlearned American ears were no doubt sometimes bizarre customs and songs. In combining these with the more familiar Christmas songs and customs Jodee James truly gave a great picture of this Celtic holiday, her lyrical voice lighting up the Nashua night with carols, and songs from the most ancient tradition such as "Dinogad's Coat."

Celtic Beat Magazine, concert review

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