National Trust of Guernsey is delighted to welcome James Dumbelton as the final artiste for this year’s inaugural season of Courtyard Concerts, based at The Folk and Costume Museum Courtyard, Saumarez Park.
A dynamic and entertaining performer, James is much in demand on the English folk scene as a vocalist & multi-instrumentalist, having recorded and performed with the likes of singer and fiddle player Jackie Oates and Devon folk singer Jim Causley. He attended both Dartington College of Arts and the folk music degree course in Newcastle for a time, picking up influences from all quarters and learning from a range of instrumentalists and singers.
James’s album, aptly named ‘Houmet Paradis’ – an Island nature reserve, safeguarded by the National Trust of Guernsey, received the following review:
‘ … virtuosic profundity, that displays great sensitive and understanding of the instrument, ‘Houmet Paradis’ is enchanting from beginning to end.’
(Living Tradition Magazine)