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Music, Thu 29 Mar 2018, free entry

Glyde House

Glyde House


Janet Russell

Janet Russell first made a name for herself on the folk circuit in the 80’s as a young singer songwriter writing with hard-edged humour about issues affecting women. Her work on Scottish traditional material with Scottish singer Christine Kydd has received huge critical acclaim, particularly in her native Scotland, and in the US.

Janet has now worked on the folk scene professionally for more than 30 years, starting in Edinburgh pubs, in 1980/81, and has experience of folk clubs, arts centres, concert halls, church halls and village halls of all sorts and sizes in the UK, Europe, and the USA.

Throughout this time Janet has worked with other musicians, such as Sisters Unlimited colleagues Sandra Kerr, Rosie Davis and Peta Webb, and Scottish singing partner Christine Kydd, and also toured the show Take These Chains from My Heart, written by partner Jim Woodland with storyteller Taffy Thomas.

Janet worked as musical director for Mikron Theatre for ten years, and is recognised as an accomplished vocal harmony workshop leader. She is a member of the Natural Voice Practitioners’ Network and a director of Yorkshire Dales Workshops, “promoting participation in folk arts”.

Janet leads three community choirs, in Silsden, Burnley, and Settle and continues to perform and to facilitate voice and harmony workshops.

The most striking feature of Janet Russell’s arresting voice is a lower register whose distinctive power and edge make dramatic listening - Tony Rose, The Guardian

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 29 Mar 2018 20:30


Free entry

Guest nights £6 (£5 for Topic members).



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