12pm Sun 11 June at Model Town | Free
1:30pm Sun 11 June at Stage in The Square | Free
Jim Chorley is an Acoustic/Folk singer-songwriter. Originally from Southampton, he now lives in the wilds of Winchester in Hampshire.
His songs, lyrics and recordings are honest and from the heart. Down to earth and real. Telling of wild woods and Welshman's Daughters, sing along Sea Shanties on the high rolling seas. Romantic meetings on the cobbled streets of a midnight city and the magical, mystical, mysteries of love and nature.
One of his most beloved songs, 'Painting Circles in the Corn', is a paean to his late Father, Dave Chorley, and his adventures making 'Crop Circles' in the Hampshire countryside. Along with Doug Bower, they were the originators of the crop circle art form in the late 1970's early 1980's.
Having played numerous live shows and festivals, including the renowned Cambridge Folk festival and the Larmer Tree festival in Wiltshire. He has supported a wealth of artists including Folk singer Jackie Oates, Folk legends Martin Carthy and Julie Felix, BBC Folk award nominees The Emily Portman Trio and Polly and the Billets Doux.