Yes, it’s true! James Hill and Anne Jannelle are all over Cumbria like a rash!!!
There are definitely tickets left for Haltwhistle at the time of writing – see this Highlights North Rural Touring Scheme page for all James Hill and Anne Janelle Cumbrian tour dates and tickets
“Four strings and a favourite chocolate bar: that’s all James Hill – “possibly the best ukulele player in the world” (Waikato Times) – and Anne Janelle – “a cellist of true beauty” (Ottawa Citizen) – had in common when they first met. It was more than enough.
It’s true: opposites attract. James grew up playing folk, jazz and blues on his ukulele while Anne was exclusively a classical cellist. But the pair’s differences quickly became their biggest asset. The uke is high, the cello is low; the uke plays short notes, the cello long bow strokes; the uke is all about strumming while the cello radiates melody. Like shadows and light in an old photograph, these contrasts are complementary. “We’re like a pair of dancers who can’t step on each other’s feet,” jokes James.”
Checking out campsites near Haltwhistle as we speak! :-)