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Simon Mayor & Hilary James present 'Tears of Laughter'

  • Where:
    Westcote Village Hall, Church Westcote, Gloucestershire, OX7 6SH
  • When:
    29 February
    7:30pm to 10:00pm
  • How much:
    £12.50
  • Contact:
    01993 831196
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Music & Spoken Word
Simon Mayor & Hilary James present 'Tears of Laughter'

'A witty and captivating mix of folk, swing, blues and classical showstoppers' (The Guardian) spiced with Simon Mayor's unique brand of off-beat humour and Hilary's superb voice. There can't be many performers who can slide easily from a beautifully evocative Irish ballad into a mandolin and guitar version of Handel's Arrival of the Queen of Sheba and finish with one of their notoriously comic children's songs!
Simon is one of the world's leading mandolin virtuosos as well as a fine guitarist and fiddle player. He has had his own series on Radio 2 and an album in the Classic FM Top Ten but his most thrilling moment was a journey through the square window on BBC's Playschool!
Hilary James 'elegant singing' (Daily Telegraph) easily crosses the great musical divides from Celtic ballads to blues and Berlioz. Hilary is also famed for an unusual taste in bass instruments, including a giant mandobass and a slimline acoustic bass.

Cotswold Journal