Paul James

Paul James smallPaul James is from Newbury, plays border bagpipes, saxophones and whistles and has been playing folk dance music since he was a teenager. He joined the influential folk band Blowzabella in 1980 and toured all over the world. Some of the tunes he’s composed are “standards” in the modern British/European folk repertoire. Paul also plays new music inspired by European traditional music with his band Evening Star (with Patrick Bouffard – hurdy-gurdy, Luke Daniels – diatonic accordion, Carlos Beceiro – guitars, Victor Nicholls – bass & Gigi Biolcati – drums), has composed music for television, radio and the theatre and appears on albums by other folk, world music and rock artists.