Blowzabella is a genuinely unique band that makes an inimitable, driving, drone-based wall-of-sound played with a fabulous sense of melody, rhythmic expertise and sheer feeling. They compose their own music which is influenced by English and European traditional folk music and song – a shared culture with ancient roots.

Many  of their tunes  are  “standards” in the modern British/European folk repertoire and are played by people all over the world. Bands across Europe who experiment with folk music often cite Blowzabella as a major influence. Much loved and respected, there is no one else quite like them.

Blowzabella is Andy Cutting – diatonic button accordion; Jo Freya – vocals, saxophone, clarinet; Paul James – vocals, bagpipes, saxophones; Gregory Jolivet – hurdy-gurdy; David Shepherd – violin; Barn Stradling – bass guitar; Jon Swayne – bagpipes, saxophone.


BLOWZABELLA celebrate 40 years of their joyous, drone-based noise with a new album ‘Two Score’, a new book of tunes ‘More Scores’ and gigs and festivals in the UK and EU.

9th – 12th May Burgbordunale, Marienburg, , 56856 Zell (Mosel), Deutschland

June 14th Blowzabella with support from Anna Pack and Ravi Sawney. Stamford Arts Centre Tickets £16 and £9 Tel: 01780 763230 or visit

June 15th Blowzabella with special guests from France, Smitlap. Adastra Hall, Keymer, Hassocks, BN6 8QW Tickets £15 and £9