Louise Jordan: No Petticoats Here | Dora Darling-Swann


Louise Jordan: No Petticoats Here | Dora Darling-Swann

Louise Jordan: No Petticoats Here | Dora Darling-Swann

Tuesday 14th August 2018

Doors: 9pm | Start: 9.30pm

The Cellar
St James Wine Vaults
10 St James Street



Louise Jordan: No Petticoats Here

Stories of remarkable First World War women

Discover inspirational women of the First World War through a combination of original songs, storytelling, images and a sound-scape, including the women’s own words.

Award winning singer, songwriter and musician Louise Jordan tells the stories of extraordinary women who challenged expectations. From the woman who dressed as a soldier on the Western Front to the women football players banned by the FA, the ambulance drivers running the gauntlet of enemy fire in Flanders and the so-called ‘surplus million’ single women.

Dora Darling-Swann

Dora has been steeped in song and story ever since she was a little girl. She dwells in a magical world somewhere betwixt and between the wildest woods and the depths of the deepest ocean. Her beautiful voice has a depth and resonance that can carry the audience to the Otherworld.

“Dora’s rich deep voice draws you into the stories of the songs she’s written… the audience were clearly appreciative.” – Nancy Kerr and James Fagan

A self-taught musician, Dora sings and plays the guitar. She also plays the fiddle and the tin whistle, both of which she learnt to play when she lived in Ireland in the 1990s. Dora has written many songs and tunes, influenced by her love for the Earth, nature and the traditional music of the British Isles and Eastern Europe. Dora has the unusual ability to write songs that sound and feel ethereal, ancient and traditional.