I've been offering talks to different groups for the last few years, including for U3A, Rotary Club International, Women's Institute, Senior Citizens Luncheon Club, The Townswomen's Guild and even a Gardening Club!
Talks currently offered are :
"The Golden Age of the Guitar" introducing the instruments and players of the Early Romantic Guitar, with performances on period instruments.
"It's a Musical Life" a whistle stop tour through the twists and turns of an unusual career, with performances on banjo, mandolin and guitar.
"An English Banjo? What a surprise?!" (available late 2022) is an introduction to the forgotten world of the English fingerstyle banjo, with performances on period instruments
If you wish to discuss a talk with a different theme or to book a date for your organisation please use the contact form
"Danielle came to our Rendezvous Group which meets every two weeks for retired men and women. She spoke to us about her 'Musical Life' together with playing her banjo, guitar and mandolin. her talk was informative and entertaining and our group thoroughly enjoyed the morning. We shall certainly invite her back."
Rendezvous Group, Catshill
"Danielle's presentation for Halesowen u3a today "The Golden Age of the Guitar" was a delight. Her descriptions of the guitars she brought and played for us , and the stories behind the composers, were fascinating both musically and reflected the social history and attitudes of the time. Her playing was immaculate, and the differences between the guitars were clearly explained. Questions at the end were all answered, and we all look forward to seeing her again in the not too distant future! Thanks Danielle for a lovely morning!"
"Thank you so much for your lively and informative talk for our dinner guests last night, with such lovely music which you played so beautifully...your performance held me spellbound."
Stourbridge Rotary Club