I am a London-based musician, singer and actor specialising in English traditional music. This website should give you an idea of my various activities, musical and otherwise.
I play melodeon and MacCann duet concertina, as well as the bones, border pipes, clarinet, whistles, tambourine, mandolin, guitar and a whole host of other instruments.
My repertoire of songs and tunes comes largely from my native East Anglia and I have a special interest in the music and dance traditions of that region. My roster of songs contains a broad range of material, from 20-verse ballads to mucky Music Hall songs.
In 2011, I finished studying for a degree in Ethnomusicology from SOAS, University of London. My dissertation was on 5-beat meters in English traditional song, and my third-year performance module was in English Traditional Singing.
I have performed with The Lion's Part theatre company and have provided music for two projects for the BBC, on radio and television. I am a co-founder of Marrowbone Theatre Company and have been Musical Director on four projects with them. In 2015 I was an actor/musician in the West End Production of Shakespeare in Love at the Noel Coward Theatre.
As well as playing for lots of Ceilidhs, I have, over the years, performed at various private functions functions doing all manner of other things, from piping to solo melodeon playing to running singing sessions.
I have worked extensively as a folk music educator for the English Folk Dance and Song Society and for various other institutions and in numerous schools. From 2012-2014, I taught regularly with the Trad Academy in London. I also give private lessons in melodeon and concertina.