I am a Celtic Harpist, and I play regularly for restaurants, parties and weddings. I play an Ossian-style Clarsach, made by Tim Hampson, of Bere Ferrers, Devon. My repertoire consists of a wide selection of traditional English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish and Paraguayan tunes, and is constantly growing.
I learnt classical piano at school and sung in choirs and on stage. I did a degree in languages, then travelled to India, where I met my partner, who is from Devon. After years of singing along to a guitar, I was given a harp for my 33rd birthday. I taught myself for a year from a book before we left Devon with our two children to explore Europe, with busking as our main income.
My harp-playing has developed through four years playing on the streets of France, Spain, Portugal, Holland, Germany, England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, including several private performances. We have spent a lot of time in the "Artists' Village" of Ruigoord, near Amsterdam.
Now settled back on the edge of Dartmoor, we are enjoying the peace, while still home-educating our two children. I now have the time and space to develop my own music and add vocals to traditional and original tunes. I have a very spiritual outlook on life, love gardening and the outdoors, and I am uncomfortable with much of what is presently going on in the world.
The following links are to some recordings (Recorded September 2011, Tavistock, Devon, U.K.).