Passionate about traditional song

Jim Causley
Jim Causley
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Five times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jim Causley is a singer who is passionate about traditional song and particularly that of his native west country.

He became involved with traditional music from a young age via his family, the local folk scene and an historical tradition of wassailing in his home village of Whimple, East Devon.

After studying Jazz & Popular Music at Exeter College, he went on to study Traditional Music at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

During this time he became involved in the wider folk scene and gained interest as a solo performer in folk clubs and festivals throughout the country.

Jim has become renowned for interpreting traditional song, his rich voice and his relaxed stage presence.

Causley’s latest project was creating an album of poems written by the late Charles Causley, which Jim had set to music and recorded in Causley senior’s cottage to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the death of this celebrated poet.