Claudia Schwab &
CLAUDIA SCHWAB &
Claudia Schwab (Fiddles/vocals)
Hannah James (Accordion/vocals/foot percussion)
"Schwab’s fiddle and James’ accordion kept reaching for the unexpected and the new. They were restless, contemplative, beautiful."
(Gavin McNamara, Downend Folk Club)
Claudia and Hannah had their first yodelling encounter at the Celtic Connections Festival in 2012, which brought them together again at the "Ethno Histeria" gatherings in Slovenia later on.
In 2016, Claudia invited Hannah to record on her forthcoming record and CD "Attic Mornings" and she joined her quartet project the same year. In October 2016 Hannah & Claudia launched the vinyl "Attic Mornings- EP" in Ireland, in May 2018 they embarked on their second duo tour in the UK.
Hannah James is an renown singer, musician and innovative clog dancer from Chesterfield (UK). She formed part of the band Kerfuffle, with whom she released 5 albums and came into the final of the BBC Young Folk Awards. Together with fiddle player Sam Sweeney, she released the acclaimed album "Catches and Glees". In her solo project "Jigdoll", a beautiful new show that explores the life of the travelling player, Hannah combines all the disciplines for which she has become known.
“A true original…you need to see James live to fully
appreciate her percussive dance skills.” – The Guardian
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