MAYOR & JAMES - Music, Mirth and Song

Join ‘hot-fingered mandolin virtuoso' Simon Mayor, and 'silver-voiced songstress' Hilary James for an unmissable evening of musical magic and fun!

It’s probably the diversity of their repertoire that surprises people most: from sweetly sung blues and folk, to classical mandolin show-stoppers, swing fiddle, and a couple of their own infamous comic songs. Pepper it all with Simon’s unique brand of off-beat humour and Hilary’s honey-dripping voice. A massively entertaining evening not to be missed. Serious stuff – but with a warmly humorous twist!

Hilary James
Possessed of 'one of Britain’s finest voices' (BBC Radio 4) she is also a fine songwriter and instrumentalist. Self-taught on double bass and guitar, she rarely appears these days without her trademark bass mandolin.

Simon Mayor
Simon Mayor is one of the world's leading mandolinists as well as a fine fiddle player, guitarist, composer and wit. His live performances are a riot of humorous anecdotes and off-the-cuff wit alongside dazzling musicianship.

See some trailer videos here:

Music, Mirth and Song -
The Kissing Gate -

Show reviews:

“Music that borders on the divine” Irish Music Magazine

“Equal of the best you'd hear in the grandest concert hall." Rhythms, Australia

Tickets: £18
Friday 1 March 2024 - 8pm

Related event:
Enjoying Mayor and James' music and wanting to introduce them to younger family members?  Mayor & James will return to Riverhouse on 24 March 2024 with their 'Musical Mystery Tour'  – A special live concert for children! To read more about this children concert, please visit the listing 
Riverhouse Barn
Manor Road
KT12 2PF