Now that the debut album “Song from a Cold Conservatory” now on general release, my thoughts are turning towards getting out and about and playing in front of folks. Without going into any detail, my health condition has kept me home since October 2022. I wouldn’t say I’m fully recovered, but what I would say is if I don’t get out and about and see people again, I might end up being utterly lost to cabin fever. If you are local to Derbyshire or even on holiday you can often catch me for free playing in the open session scene. I’ll try to update my social media channels where I am. I’m on holiday this year in Cornwall, the Lakes, Cardigan Bay and Lindisfarne – so I’ll be packing a guitar and hunting out their open mics and sessions too.

As for dates in the diary here’s my current list.

Events 2024

Folk at the Chapel, Sheffield


Date: Thu 11th April 2024, 7.30pm
Location: The Samuel Worth Chapel, Sheffield, S11 8NT
Ticket Link:

Supporting Tom Robinson

Date: 18th May, 2024
Location: Old Lockup, Wirksworth
Ticket Link:

Supporting Soap Box Preacher

I am pleased to say I will be supporting Soap Box Preacher at their gig at the Railway Arms, Belper

Date: 21st July, 2024, 6pm
Location: The Railway Arms, Belper
Tickets: IT’S FREE!

International Women’s Day

I’ll just be one of these many crazily talented women playing at the International Women’s Day is one day late at The Queens Head, Belper on March 9th featuring an evening of music and mirth, verse and worse.
So far lined up are Annette Oakes, Sarah Newby, Sophie Sparham and Sarah Hinds with more to come. What better way to celebrate than through the finest local music and poetry?
£6 suggested.

Date: 9th March, 2024
Location: Queens Head, Belper, Doors at 7.30pm
Ticket Link: For more information or to reserve a place contact

Beeches Fundraising Event

Date: 29th Feb, 2024, 6.30pm
Location: Insomnia Cafe. Littleover, Derby

Beat the blues

Date: 24th Jan, 2024
Location: Derby Theatre/Derbion
Tickets: FREE!

Events 2023

Derbyshire Session Tour

June 21st          – Hollybush, Belper
June 23rd         – Free Folk Friday, Drone Valley Brewery, Unstone, Dronfield
June 27th         – The Old Bank, Matlock


July 13th           – King William, Belper
w/c 17h.              – TBA
w/c 24th.              – TBA

Aug 2nd            – Sitwell Arms, Morton
Aug 3rd            – Fishpond, Matlock
Aug 7th            – The Sheaf, Sheffield
Aug 8th             – South Wingfield Social Club, South Wingfield


Aug 21st           – TBA
Aug 28th          – Anglers Rest, Bamford
Sept 5th            – Black Swan, Ashover

Album Launch

  • Wirksworth, Matlock – 28th May 2023:
    Album Launch Party – SOLD OUT
    Coach House Studios, Wirksworth, Matlock, DE4 4ET.
    Doors: 7pm
    On Stage: 8pm
  • Nether Edge, Sheffield – 8th June 2023:
    Break-a-Leg & Friends Fundraising Event – with my friends Break-a-leg and Lapwing
    Nether Edge Bowling Club, 8 Nether Edge Rd, Sheffield S7 1RU
    Doors:  7.30pm
    On Stage: 8pm
  • Belper, Inside Out @ Reunion – 9th June, 2023:
    23 Strutt Street, Belper, DE56 1UN
    Doors: 7pm
    On Stage: 7.30pm (Two Sets & interval)