I am updating my website from Australia! I have been over here playing festivals with the Poozies. We saw the New Year in at Woodford Folk Festival, played at Music by the Sea near Brisbane and then Illawarra Folk Festival just south of Sydney. It really has been a wonderful trip but I’m now looking forward to getting back into my Spring gigs… check out the gig guide!
The New Year started off with an email from Just Giving website to say that I am in the top 1% of fundraisers with my ‘pop up’ gigs for the 30th anniversary of LOROS hospice, which cares for terminally ill people in Leics and Rutland. My husband, Chris, died there in 2003 so I decided I would join the fundraising campaign, called 30 for 30, by performing 30 ‘pop up’ gigs around Leicestershire. from September to November 2015 I completed 15 ‘pop up’ gigs, raising £3,675.42 for LOROS. I have to do the remaining 15 before the end of the year. Email me if you have a venue an/or a great idea to help me complete them !
In the meantime check out the Gig Guide for 2016’s concert appearances.
I brought Tom Jones to tears on BBC's The Voice, supported Bob Dylan and Robert Plant, sing Sandy Denny songs in the reformed Fotheringay, perform as lead singer/songriter with femfolk band the Poozies and occasionally front blues combo Strange Blues but I still find time to bring my solo repertoire to venues around the country !!
LOVE RAT….. LATEST RELEASE!! 6 track 'LOVE RAT' e.p. ….Tracks include 'Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood' & 'Walk on By’ plus 4 new songs!!
Dec 6-12 2015 I was involved with FOTHERINGAY (www.fotheringay.com/#!tour/c1ehy). Personnel include original members Jerry Donahue, Gerry Conway and Pat Donaldson plus newbies me, Kathryn Roberts and PJ Wright…. I can't wait to sing those wonderful Sandy Denny songs again!