Janice Burns and Jon Doran

Janice Burns & Jon Doran

Janice Burns & Jon Doran, the acclaimed Anglo-Scottish duo, have united over their mutual passion for traditional tunes and narratives that deeply explore life’s essence and our role within it. Their music, celebrated for its “clever and uncluttered musical storytelling” as noted by Songlines, flourishes through their harmonious vocals and the delicate weaving of mandolin, bouzouki, and guitar. This duo captivates audiences with arrangements that bring an enchanting simplicity and a dynamic energy, transforming ancient tales into vivid experiences for listeners.

Their first album, “No More the Green Hills,” has received extensive acclaim, securing a spot in the Official UK Folk Chart and enjoying airplay across the UK and internationally, including on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio Scotland. R&R hailed it as “superb,” praising its “Great singing, fantastic harmonies, and very sympathetic backing.”

Known for their engaging and down-to-earth stage presence, Janice & Jon are quickly establishing themselves as leading figures in the UK touring scene. They’ve performed at prestigious events and venues, including the Cambridge Folk Festival, Edinburgh Tradfest, Sidmouth Folk Festival, Cecil Sharp House, and Sage Gateshead.

Their repertoire celebrates the journey of folk songs, which have historically migrated, taken root in new lands, and evolved through borrowing and adaptation. Janice & Jon delve into themes of nature, love, and loss, presenting songs that have maintained their relevance over generations.

Adding to their accomplishments, Jon Doran was a previous winner of the Bromyard Folk Festival’s talent nurturing competition, the Future of Young Folk Award, underlining his promising future in the genre.