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Concert in the Foyer….

Written on Sunday, February 10th, 2013 at 12:51 pm

On Friday 15th February, my trio “The Whiting’s on the wall” will be performing a double set in the RWCMD, Cardiff.  Following our recent concert in Galleri, Caernarfon last week, we will be playing standards as well as  pop and new works. As part of the Lyon and Healy festival, our set will hopefully turn […]

February blues and a new book….

Written on Sunday, February 10th, 2013 at 12:47 pm

January came and went with practising and editing a new book. The amazing drummer Tony Robinson has entered the harp world and we have written/arranged  a book of pieces for the Advanced harpist. The book is called Contemporary sounds for the harp and includes jazz arrangements of Danny Boy, Make you feel my love and […]

Back to studies

Written on Monday, October 22nd, 2012 at 10:38 am

After a busy summer playing across the country for functions it is back to my masters in the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. At the start of term, I was honoured to be invited to play for the Galicean Society Annual Conference, performing a concert in Cardiff University. I was joined on stage […]

Easter bunnies and end of term…

Written on Thursday, April 5th, 2012 at 7:56 am

It’s the end of another term in my world of Jazz and after exams and lots of playing, I am getting ready for some beautiful weddings. The last few weeks have been quite chaotic but really enjoyable, from playing at a University welsh cake afternoon, to watching a fantastic harp concert with Hannah Stone to […]

New year…

Written on Monday, February 20th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Already we are in February and the time is flying by. Since starting back at college with a new term of great music, I have been fortunate to play at lots of great gigs. Last week at Lower Slaughter Manor I accompanied Pippa (from Britain’s got Talent…usually known to sing with her dog, but this […]

Lost chord expands

Written on Friday, May 20th, 2011 at 9:42 am

It was a busy week (9-13th May) with the expansion of Lost Chord in South Wales. For the last few years, every month, 6 homes were receiving a regular Lost Chord concert and this week, Jo Thomas (mezzo soprano) and I had the pleasure of meeting and playing for the additional 8 homes to join the scheme. […]

Coal Exchange with Only Men Aloud

Written on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Valentine’s Day was interesting this year, spending the evening with 20 male singers..in the form of Only Men Aloud!  in the Coal Exchange in Cardiff Bay for a corporate event. The venue is beautiful and the evning was a nice change from the usual romantic restaurant setting.

Jazz at the North Star and Tiger at Celtic..

Written on Monday, September 20th, 2010 at 9:54 am

A busy weekend with a wedding up North, followed by a performance at Celtic Manor and a jazz afternoon in the North Star. Celtic Manor is getting ready for the Ryder Cup and we all await the arrival of Tiger Woods. I will be performing with X-Factor’s Rhydian on 2nd October and in the main […]

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!…..

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. […]

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