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2015 was quite a year for score-reading for Cardiff Singer and 11 Proms; such variety & a joy & a priviledge to work with so many talented people. There has been no folk at all until recently when I added some whistle & flute to a recording with Australian singer Siobhan Owen (, a project by the dynamic writing duo Ben & Ian ( & a chance to play my 1820 wooden simple system flute.
There have been some wonderful concerts & recordings with the ESO( & Welsh Sinfonia( playing music from the old to the very new. The next ESO concerts are St John & Matthew passions in March & WS is in Cardiff at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama on April 30th ( The WS have also been working with some schools across Wales to help build up their orchestras; against the odds music is just about surviving in schools mainly due to some very enthusiastic teachers.
The ESO is making a return visit to the English Music Festival in May ( & I'm looking forward to working again with harpist Hugh Webb( in's been too long!