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English Sketches

Hilary James
Hilary James' CD of English music featured in the Sunday Times top 10 world music albums for 2011....

A celebration of English rural life, landscape, weather and seasons in traditional song and new settings of poems by Thomas Hardy, A E Housman and William Shakespeare.
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Press Reviews

Hilary James' celebration of all things rustic has blossomed into a serene disc... the arrangements are a delight throughout.'
The Sunday Times * * * * (four star review)

'... brilliant small-ensemble backings... Hilary's never sounded better... is destined to satisfy repeatedly.'


'... showcases her beautifully pure voice in this genuinely charming evocation of pastoral England... I find this album pretty irresistible.' The Scotsman * * * * (four star review)

'I think she's got one of the best voices in the world and I love her treatments of traditional songs...'
Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2

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