I am a fretted instrument specialist, playing different styles of Guitar, Banjo and Mandolin; with a particular interest in the music of the 19th century : the Classic Fingerstyle Banjo, Early Romantic Guitar and the Classical Mandolin. Having studied with Craig Ogden and Mark Ashford, I graduated from Birmingham Conservatoire in June 2001 and now perform both as a soloist and in a number of ensembles who specialise in 19th century fretted instrument performance, particularly with Mark Willetts performing as Dodici Corde www.dodicicorde.co.uk. I am one of the world's very last few female professional Classic Fingerstyle Banjo players. I have performed at a wide range of UK venues and festivals including at Art in Action, St David's Cathedral Festival, The Royal Festival Hall at The South Bank; The Bolivar Hall, London; the CBSO centre in Birmingham, the Royal Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool and Birmingham Town Hall; at York Guitar Festival, Bath Banjo Festival, Droitwich Festival, Jane Austen Festival, Bath; Hagley Music Festival and numerous appearances on BBC Radio and Television.
I have a regular performance series at the Library of Birmingham.
As well as my performing career, I run a busy private teaching practice and also direct the Midlands Fretted Orchestra www.m-f-o.co.uk, which I founded in September 2001 to promote the ensemble playing of fretted instruments. The Award Winning orchestra is based of the principles of the original fretted orchestras which were popular in the 19th Century, and is one of only a handful of similar ensembles in the UK.
Other projects include Friendly Folk (Folk Sessions for the Plucking Terrified) , and performing with Barbara Dunn as The Harvington Duo. (Guitar with Flutes and Recorders)