Bryony Griffith

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Photo credit: Brian Ledgard


Job Title: Senior Lecturer

Courses Taught: BA (Hons) Music (Folk), BA (Hons) Music (Jazz)

Specialisms: Voice, Fiddle

Bryony Griffith is a highly respected fiddle player and distinctive singer with a broad repertoire of traditional English Dance tunes and songs. She is among the few fiddle players whose repertoire draws almost exclusively on traditional English tunes, with a particular passion for the more uncommon dance tunes of her native Yorkshire and surrounding counties. 

Her skills and enthusiasm encompass solo performance, duo work with her husband, Will Hampson and extensive experience of playing for folk dancing, including her role in the BBC Folk Award-winning Demon Barbers and the ceilidh band Bedlam. She was also a member of the much-missed acappella quartet The Witches of Elswick.

With over 20 years' experience researching folk material and devising innovative ways of presenting it for use in performance and education work with children, young people and adults, Bryony’s down-to-earth and relaxed style of teaching and performing is much in demand.

Following the success of her debut solo album, ‘Nightshade’, the release of her solo album of fiddle tunes ‘Hover’ coincides with 25 years of performing on the UK folk scene.

“Bryony Griffith has established herself as one of the most powerful and distinctive vocalists to emerge in the past decade, with fiddle, viola and piano work that send a shiver down the spine.” R2 magazine

"A solo album of great power and magnificence. She sings beautifully and knows how to kick out a song and does it brilliantly. Wow, what a great voice." - Mike Harding


Find out more about Bryony Griffith: Website | Twitter

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