Asthmatic Harp is the musical moniker of Glasgow-based songwriter and composer Hannah Fredsgaard-Jones. Through the ethereal autoharp, gentle guitar strumming, hushed and tumbling melodies, Asthmatic Harp is synonymous with a sound that manages to be comforting, folksy, eerie and personal, all at once.
Born in Denmark before moving to the UK, Hannah began performing on the London music scene with her debut EP Lost Astronaut in 2015.
In 2018, Hannah was handpicked to the prestigious Roundhouse Resident Artist Program. She completed the residency with impressive achievements such as playing the 1,700 seated capacity Roundhouse main stage as the opening act for Sam Palladio, and developing exciting collaborations with fellow Roundhouse artists Sophie Kilburn and Kid Jupiter who will feature on her upcoming releases.
Asthmatic Harp has recently been made a ‘Do It Differently’ Awardee by Help Musicians UK and will be releasing the new EP ‘Things We Learned To Live With’ in the Autumn 2020. Thriving on creativity in songwriting and collaboration, Hannah is also the founder of the new Glasgow artist collective called, Blue Tongue Collective, that aims to support and sustain a thriving scene of musicians and songwriters who are passionately going about things their own way.
For more info, head to: asthmaticharp.com
And take a listen to the track ‘Bird Of Paradise’, below…