Hannah Sanders is a traditional English folk singer and DADGAD finger-style guitarist who hails from Norwich, England. She started singing traditional songs with her family band The Dunns when she was a teenager. The Dunns toured the UK and Europe singing unaccompanied songs in four-part harmony. Hannah left England for a time and lived in Boston, MA, where she taught at Emerson College and sang with Liz Simmons (of Low Lily and Long Time Courting). Hannah recently returned to England and is performing the folk songs she has known and loved for years, accompanied on guitar and baritone dulcimer. This year saw the release of her first full-length solo album “Charms Against Sorrow” which is making waves in Britain right now, being played on all the venerable folk stations and receiving many rave reviews. She has opened for many of the greats including Martin Simpson, Nancy Kerr, Brooks Williams, Boo Hewardine, and Sarah McQuaid, and this summer sees her performing at major English festivals.
From the beautiful ballads of Britain to sweet songs of the American mountains, Hannah brings lightness and depth to her renditions of songs old and new. In addition to her solo work, Hannah works with guitarist Ben Smith, guitarist/dobro player Ben Savage, and radical storytelling troupe Pandvani108.