I’m largely self-taught – I loved songs in harmony from a young age; The Beatles, the Everly Brothers, Manhattan Transfer were all on high rotation. For a number of years I performed with a cappella group Blindman’s Holiday which sang folk songs from around the world. In 2009 – 2010 I held the National Folk Fellowship (with the National Library of Australia) and used that time to arrange songs unearthed from the Oral History and Folklore archive for a massed choir project. I have been greatly inspired by the work of Frankie Armstrong (UK) and the Natural Voice Network who declare that singing is our birthright. I’m driven to make it possible for others to find their voice and create, through singing, connections with each other, with culture and the earth. Lately I’ve discovered that I enjoy performing my own songs in venues around Sydney and at folk festivals around the country. I also love singing with my vocal trio Strawberry Thieves and working with many community choirs.