"A natural musician with an intuitive understanding of harmony and a sweet, soulful sound..."
I am a composer, musician, workshop leader and teacher working across Yorkshire and nationally. If you would like to know more about my practice, please read my blog. Or feel free to email me if you want any more information about my work, tuition, musical options for your event, or this site. I am happy to answer any questions you may have.
My regular collaborator, Jacqui Wicks and I were really pleased to be offered the first opportunity to view and interpret Dan Thompson's 'Your England' Graphic Score in October. You can see the results on my composition pages and we are hoping this will have a life beyond, so watch this space.
It was a busy summer in Wakefield and further afield, with me working for Edgelands Arts on Selby 950 and the AFLOAT boat parade and also personally participating in Wakefield Council's Creative Challenge, as part of the Festival of the Moon from 23rd August - 8th September. You can find out more about this on my composition pages.
As part of the Selby 950 parade on 31st July, I wrote two pieces of music for the town: a Te Deum to represent the monks that founded the Abbey, sung by Kathryn Backhouse and the Selby Abbey Choir; and 'Selby Folk' a song celebrating the town, its heritage and its people, sung by Selby Community Choir, led by Sue Thomson. If you are interested in purchasing scores of the music for either of these pieces for your choir please do get in touch.
Hollybush Histories is a National Lottery Heritage funded project that the Friends of Hollybush at the Hollybush Conservation Centre in Leeds are delivering during 2019. I am helping them with training in interview techniques, designing interpretation materials and supporting their exhibition and the creation of a book of 40 stories for 40 years. I have now completed the book design for the group and they are hoping to go to print at the end of January. For more information on the support I can offer to community groups delivering arts and heritage projects, please contact me.