The Enigma of Nic Jones DVD

The Enigma of Nic Jones DVD




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The Enigma of Nic Jones is a beautiful, award-winning documentary directed by Michael Proudfoot and narrated by Cerys Matthews, with contributions from Nic Jones, his friends, family, collaborators and musicians inspired by the man and his music.

After a forced absence from performing of nearly thirty years, Nic Jones’ reappearance on the folk scene in 2011 was rapturously welcomed, accompanied in concert by his son Joe and as a trio with Belinda O’Hooley on piano.

In 2013, Nic was named Folk Singer of the Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. This arguably overdue accolade underlined the esteem in which Nic’s work and place in folk music is held, and was a significant marker in a journey that has taken Nic from respected session musician to established solo artist, then to folk-hero and crossover success via his now-classic Topic album Penguin Eggs.

First shown on BBC Four in 2013, this DVD adds full performances of seven pieces of music that briefly appear in the main documentary:

The Nic Jones Trio: Master Kilby, Rue The Day, I Only Spoke Portuguese
Eliza Carthy: 10,000 Miles
Blair Dunlop: Canadee-I-O
Pete Coe: Monday Morning, Astley’s Ride / Up and Away

‘…the photography’s gorgeous, the talking-head interviews are heartfelt and enlightening, and the comeback footage… is tentative but often deeply moving.’ – Time Out