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Meeting Stephen Fry..the perfect dinner guest!

Written on Friday, July 16th, 2010 at 10:45 am

This week is graduation week in Cardiff and I had the pleasure of playing the harp for Stephen Fry who was receiving an honorary degree and speaking at the ceremony. I didn’t manage to invite him for dinner though!…..

A diverse week from elderly concerts to the North Star

Written on Monday, July 12th, 2010 at 1:46 pm

The week  began with a 2 day tour for Lost Chord..a charity which takes live music to elderly homes. I was working with Celtic Manor’s Richard Harris. Usually known for singing at the piano, we lost it on the way resulting in a piano-less Richard accompanied by harp. The concerts were great and included singalongs, […]

Last weekend…

Written on Monday, June 28th, 2010 at 12:48 pm

What a weekend! It started Thursday playing for HSBC in Bovey Castle, Dartmoor. The room was set out like a Midsummer Night’s Dream with trees and fountains…and I was the fairy playing the harp..with wings too! On Friday I was thrilled to be playing for L’Oreal in the Grosvenor Hotel London. It was stunning with […]

Jazz concert with Deborah Henson Conant

Written on Monday, April 26th, 2010 at 2:22 pm

Over the past few months I have been honoured to be working with jazz harp legend Deborah Henson Conant. I went to see her in Cardiff when I was about 1o. She made the harp ‘cool’!!!so to be asked to perform her music at the recent Harp Festival in Caernarfon was a dream come true. […]

Velindre Hospital fundraiser

Written on Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 at 12:40 pm

On March 27th I was pleased to be part of a fundraiser for Velindre Hospital in Cardiff. The hospital is well known for helping cancer sufferers and the evening, at the Marriott Hotel, hosted by Lewis Ballard, raised over £11000.

Jazz concert in Caernarfon

Written on Monday, March 15th, 2010 at 10:55 am

It is such an exciting time!! I have been asked to perform a concerto written by Deborah Henson Conant at the Harp Festival In Caernarfon on 9th April 2010. Deborah will be conducting the piece called ‘Danger Zone’. Prepartions are well on their way…

Lost chord in Yorkshire

Written on Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

Lost Chord is an amazing charity which takes live music to homes in the Yorkshire area. It has now moved down to Cardiff and London but we still pop up to Sheffield for tours. This time I was with Jo Thomas and we performed 12 concerts over 4 days to the most amazing people. We […]

National Police Memorial Day

Written on Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

It was an honour to be invited to play on the 26/9/09 for the National Police Memorial Day in the City Hall, Cardiff. Hundreds of people gathered to pay their respects to officers who had died in the line of duty. A very moving occasion.

Ashes

Written on Monday, July 13th, 2009 at 9:51 am

With The Ashes in Cardiff this week it was an honour to be asked to play for the media party in Cardiff Castle. A little touch of Welshness for the Aussies…

Fairytale Footballer’s wedding

Written on Monday, June 29th, 2009 at 12:52 pm

It was a beautiful sunny day last Saturday (June 09)and the setting was Eastnor Castle, Ledbury. I was booked to play for the wedding of Daniel Gabbidon- Welsh footballer currently playing for West Ham. The venue was stunning and the day was magical, topped off with the after dinner speaker being a surprise..no less than […]

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