Gemma Khawaja: The Goose Is Out! Thurs 10 May, The Ivy House, 40 Stuart Road, London, SE15 3BE. Doors open 7pm . £7.
We are delighted to be welcoming Gemma Khawaja back to the Goose. She was last here supporting Alasdair Roberts in November, and we are really pleased that she is now headlining in her own right.
We first came across Gemma and her beautiful singing at Leigh Folk Festival a few years back (a great free festival by the sea which is always good for talent spotting!)
Gemma is a singer & guitarist from the Midlands, now based in Norfolk, who plays and sings traditional songs of the British Isles and creates her own songs inspired by rural poets, mythology, and folklore.
Her arrangements of traditional songs emphasise the universal stories and themes found in folk traditions and sensitively draw out the richness and beauty of the old melodies.
She is the winner of the 2013 Islington Folk Club Trad2Mad unaccompanied song competition.
“…powerful, unpretentious and rooted” – Mike Harding