Thursday 27th July 2017 at 8:30
Entry: £6 (£5 members)
Featured support: Jan Porter and her Ensemble
Gloria Jeffries is a performer unlike any other - a phenomenal guitarist, flute player and singer who has taken a challenging leap into fairly uncharted seas. There have been plenty of transgender artists in music before, but not many on the folk scene. The folk world has proved welcoming.
Gloria released a CD in 2011 Living For Me which was quietly well-received, and under another guise has produced about 20 albums previously, including setting of poems by John Clare and a CD of instrumental acoustic guitar music.
Gloria is booked regularly at Otley Folk Festival and appears at various local folk clubs. She appeared last year for the first time at Headingley Literature Festival, and played in Pete Morton's band for his Chaucer experience at Festival On The Edge.
Gloria's persona is not simply a means to shake people up, but an exploration of creativity. But her repertoire still includes a large amount of traditional folk music, as well as original material.
Support tonight from Jan Porter and her Ensemble
Not exactly sure who is in this version of the Ensemble: Janet Porter is an extremely talented musician with many different facets surrounded by a seemingly endless array of other talented musicians with many genres in their repertoire.
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