“No Petticoats Here”, Louise Jordan, Rubato Concert

January 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Alice CrossCentre
Alice Cross Centre
1-3 Bitton Park Rd, Teignmouth TQ14 9BT
hugh diamond
01626 775517

Stories of First World War women through song. Award winning singer, songwriter and musician Louise Jordan tells the stories of inspirational women who challenged expectations. From the woman who dressed as a soldier on the Western Front to the women football players banned by the FA, the ambulance drivers running the gauntlet of enemy fire in Flanders and the so-called ‘surplus million’ single women. Inspirational women, working in a time of conflict, leaving a legacy. “Compellingly sung, with expert, often classically-inflected arrangements.” fRoots, “Inspired by the stories of the many remarkable women who served in the Great War, Jordan has produced one of the most touching and powerful folk albums of the year so far. Sounding at times like the late, great Sandy Denny, Jordan is also a remarkably inventive piano player, a skill that comes to the fore on the stridently haunting and beautifully structured Ripple And Flow. “With courage to kick out convention, you were laughing in a lion’s den”, she sings on Endless Days: thewww.louisejordan.co.uk bold spirit of these heroines captured in a single line.”The Sunday Express, October 2016.