Wonderful” - Cerys Matthews (BBC 6 Music)


Fritillaries is the original project of contemporary folk songwriter Hannah Pawson, a Bristol-based musician using guitar, banjo and harmonium. Taking her name from the Snake’s Head Fritillary, a flower of rebirth and hope, Hannah weaves worlds into her songs. 

Fritillaries’ debut album was nominated for FATEA’s debut album of the year for 2022, was chosen as Folk Radio UK’s album of the month, and received reviews from RNR magazine, Folk Radio UK, Folking and Americana UK among other publications. Her music has been featured on BBC Radio 6, BBC Radio 2, BBC Bristol, BBC Wales and BBC Devon.

Outstanding” - Folk Radio UK

Whilst Hannah has been honing her songwriting and live performances since 2017, the arrival of her 2022 debut album resulted in her gaining much well earned attention and acclaim. Having performed as a duo for many years, Hannah’s future focus is as a solo artist. Her newer music - soon to be released - explores her relationship to grief, uncertainty and dealing with chronic illness. Living, loving and songwriting can all feel like gardening; bringing something beautiful into the world from the depths of the earth and through complicated root systems. 

Touchingly poetic, Fritillaries is an enthrallingly scenic, tranquil and fruitful debut … purity, inventiveness and talent” - Folk Radio UK

Fritillaries have toured extensively in the UK in the last 5 years, headlining notable grassroots venues around the UK, such as Kitchen Garden Cafe (Birmingham), Green Note (London), Cafe #9 (Sheffield), Bristol Folk House, as well as performing at plenty of festivals, (Purbeck Valley Folk Festival, Bristol Folk Festival, Gate to Southwell, Hyde Park Folk Festival) and occasionally doing some international touring. 

Hannah has received funding from Help Musicians and The Drake YolanDa award. Her debut album (released on Pear O’ Legs Records) was partly funded by her fans via a successful crowdfunding campaign.