Janice Burns & Jon Doran
ENGLAND | 2022 PARTICIPANT
Janice Burns & Jon Doran are an Anglo-Scottish duo who came together after
discovering a shared love of traditional music. They find their songs in archives that
span the depths of our history – songs that tell vivid stories about the nature of life and our place in the world.
Janice & Jon’s compelling storytelling comes alive through tight vocal harmonies and
sensitive interplay between mandolin, bouzouki and guitar. Their arrangements have a spellbinding presence and an understated energy that transports their songs from the pages of books and manuscripts into the imagination of the listener.
Since meeting in 2017 the duo have moved from strength to strength with recent performances at the likes of Sage Gateshead, Cambridge Folk Festival, and Edinburgh Tradfest. Their self-titled EP was released in 2020 to overwhelmingly positive feedback, including airplay on BBC Radio 2.