New Forest based singer and songwriter Louise Jordan will play songs from her new album, No Petticoats Here at St Thomas’s Church in Redwick on October 9
Now a familiar face on the acoustic scene, Louise Jordan has placed her classical music background and her five years’ experience of touring arts centres, theatres, folk clubs and festivals in the UK and Europe alongside her early career as a secondary school history teacher to produce No Petticoats Here.
The album tells the real life stories of varied and remarkable women of the Great War through song and was inspired by the story of Dorothy Lawrence, a seventeen year old orphan whose guardian lived in Salisbury Cathedral Close. Dorothy dressed as a soldier in order to visit the Western Front and pursue her journalistic ambitions. Louise quickly became fascinated by the stories of female ambulance drivers, scientists, footballers and spies.
Of the live show taking place next Sunday, Louise says ” As well as sharing original, live music I tell the stories of the women I have written about, placing their remarkable achievements in the context of the First World War. The audience is very much encouraged to participate in the music –there’s a drinking song and a marching song as well as other choruses and I welcome questions so that people can take something away from the performance.”
- For more information on tickets please contact 01633 889019 / firstname.lastname@example.org
- Check back soon for a Q&A with Louise