It is my great delight and pleasure to work in a variety of ways bringing song and singing to different communities.
I teach English folk songs, particularly exploring those sung and collected in Sussex, some dating as far back as the 15th century and I currently lead a large and hearty group of singers called the South Downs Folk Singers who meet regularly in Worthing, Chichester and Lewes, and perform at a variety of festivals and events; Events and regular gatherings can be found here.
I also teach the rousing and moving sea shanties and songs of the sea. This has led to the formation of the Secret Shore Singers, a group who meet in Worthing once a month to sing and learn more of these great songs, and who also perform them at various events.
I lead workshops teaching ‘catches’, the old name for rounds. These are a wonderful songs, easy to learn, and are one of my favourite ways to experience the joys of communal singing.