Anna Hester and Ian David Green

Aces & Eights, Tufnell Park
Sunday 17th July
Doors 7:30pm, Live Music 8:00pm
Advance tickets £8

Anna Hester has a ‘powerful and confident voice’ (Fatea 2014), and moves ‘effortlessly between genres, but always with an emotional core’ (Cambridge Music Reviews 2018). Her debut album Postcard Songs, on which every song is inspired by a postcard, was released in August 2021.

Postcard Songs is the culmination of five years of creative work and collaboration, including a successful Crowdfunder campaign. The 10 songs all use postcards as a starting point, and together they tell a range of intertwining stories. The postcard project began in 2016 when Anna attended an Arvon songwriting retreat, where she was tutored by Kathryn Williams and Samantha Parton.

Son of a Liverpool joiner, Oxford University graduate, teacher and traveller in the far east, and former photographer and tweeter to the Prime Minister, Ian David Green announced his arrival on the Folk & Americana scene with the release of his 2021 debut album Songs of the Sea, hailed by folking.com as “a truly magnificent work”.

He introduced tracks from his follow-up album, Songs from the Wheel, at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival, Southport’s Love Folk festival and BBC Sounds online in early 2022, cementing his growing reputation as one of the finest lyrical songwriters of contemporary folk and acoustic music today.