Last updated: Fri 25 Mar 2016

howdenjones in concert

Acoustic balladiers howdenjones perform a concert at Nunney village hall on Thursday 21 April 8pm as part of their ‘No Halls Barred’ tour.


Musicians Kate Howden and Paul Jones met through their work with young people at a community music project, and immediately established an appreciation of each other’s approach to writing and performing original songs.

This soon lead to them working closely together on a live set. They first performed together in July 1998 and continue to travel all over the country to play at village halls, churches and community venues.

In the past four years they created their ‘beautiful music in beautiful places’ tour, and have been sharing their music and stories, often meeting friendly and fascinating people and visiting some wonderful, unusual venues in sometimes remote and always beautiful areas along the way.

The 2015 Tour is called ‘No Halls Barred’, so whether your venue is a Nissan Hut, a Methodist Chapel or a Reading Room howdenjones’ versatility will adapt to any space.

As contemporary musicians they enjoy exploring the acoustic sound of each unique venue and use no effects. Their show has been described as, ‘relaxed and enchanting’ and ‘an absolute delight’, ‘their joy, talent and good humour were infectious’, with ‘music for all ages’.

“We have heard some brilliant guitar playing at the hall in recent years – but none as warm and mellifluous as these two talented performers.The lyrics were poetic, based on closely observed details of life and sometimes bizarre local stories, and the tunes quite beautiful. And between the songs Kate and Paul told amusing anecdotes. It all made for a gentle and thoroughly entertaining evening.” Clayhidon Village Hall, Devon, 2014

With seven albums of work in their catalogue and a sheer delight in live performance that shows, they continue to bring their ‘beautiful music to beautiful places’. More information is available on their website at www.howdenjones.co.uk.

Tickets for their concert at Nunney village hall are on sale now, by phone on 01373 836 268, at the SPAR village shop and on the door at £8 each.

Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Bar and refreshments will be available. There will also be a raffle.

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