Women’s Work in Music: Songs by Barbara Strozzi

Its for this: http://wwm.bangor.ac.uk Women’s Work in Music.

I am looking forward to playing a programme of Barbara Strozzi with Canadian soprano Janet Youngdahl and harpsichordist and musicologist Vivian Montgomery, on Thursday 5 September CD of the same out very soon!

Remember the song Didn’t We have a Lovely Time on the Way to Bangor? It was number 3 in 1980 and I knew all the words, thank you Fiddler’s Dram. I’m on the way and the toilet just spoke to me in Welsh which is now a Thing with Virgin Trains.

Who gets to do concerts with Mary and Joseph in December?

My privilege, at Hoxton Hall for the great Spitalfields Music. No sheep, but Mary and Jo on fine form, Classic Fm popped around to the rehearsal:

Now I’m at Oxford

Very excited to have started up as Oxford University’s Director of Performance. Getting to know the Music Faculty and soon the students. Its a move along the A34 from Southampton where I’m grateful for 12 great years.

Get me to a salt mine

Well this was a huge thrill, like no other venue (except the bit where I left my phone behind, but the nice people at Wieliczka sent it back).    Glad they liked the Lachrime.



Lutes&Ukes are back!

Hugely looking forward to some happy plucking days before we’re off to the Kolner Fest fur Alte Musik on Sunday 25th March : tickets here