Paul James is a saxophonist, bagpiper and singer from Newbury, England (UK), who composes, arranges and performs music influenced by English and other European folk traditions.

He is a member of the band Blowzabella, and also plays with his pan-European band Evening Star and the English folk dance band The Playford Liberation Front. Paul also leads band workshops designed to get groups of people playing spine-tingling arrangements of traditional and contemporary folk tunes.

His solo album "The Drowned Lover & Other Dark Tales" is released in June 2016.

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St Barnabas Church, Hart St, Jericho, , Oxford OX2 6BN

In association with Folk Weekend Oxford and Oxfolk. Special guests The Savage Prunes. Doors open 7:30pm. Starts at 8pm. Finishes 11pm.

DANCE WORKSHOP from 3pm to 4:30pm. Some great English traditional dances and some of the European couple dances that Blowzabella have popularised over the last 30+ years. The aim of the workshop is to help people get the most from a Blowzabella gig. All ages and abilities welcome. There’s plenty for experienced dancers to learn too. The band play acoustically for the workshop so it’s also like an unplugged Blowzabella gig. The DANCE WORKSHOP is FREE for evening ticket holders. Queries 0788 794 8853


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