Music for me is like breathing... It is an extension of myself and my way making sense of both my inner and outer worlds. Through music I have become myself and learned to fly, my hope is that music can do the same for you.
G’day & Welcome to my page
I am a Singer/ Songwriter, musician and performer based in the Macedon Ranges, Victoria - Australia. I have a mad passion for strings and all things musical...
I have been writing music and performing my own original material since I was a teenager. My journey as a musician began when I was a child. I would sing or hum myself to sleep. When I was about seven I recall having a dream about playing the harp, I had never seen an actual harp - but the idea of it and the desire to play remained with me. I began learning the guitar when I was twelve after being told by my grandmother that she did not think the violin was the 'right' instrument for me.
Deep in my heart I wanted to play the harp - but a harp was not an instrument that a girl growing up in North Western NSW was likely to acquire. So I became satisfied by the beauty of my guitar.
My love for traditional acoustic folk instruments began in high school and has continued to grow. Now I am fortunate enough to be surrounded by instruments and wonderful musicians. One day I hope to go to Ireland and learn my about my Irish roots and what life in Ireland might have been like for my forebears.
You Don't See Me I recently released this song on 'A Million Stars'. It is an acoustic folk/ rock work, featuring bass, guitar (electric & acoustic), violin, drums and vocals.
Just Believe A nice touch of jazz from my album 'Here to Stand'; guitar, bass, saxophone, drums & vocals.
This event is still running - check out the dates on the SHOWS tab above for times. Contact me via the Contact Form if you would like more information. These sessions are very informal and run even if it is only a small group... Hope to see you there.
Christian Music Releases
In 1991 and 1995 I released 2 albums, the first was "People of a Promising Land" and then "Carry God's Light". Both albums were collections of songs I had been commissioned to write and produce for various school, church and community events. Recently I have been asked by members of these communities if I could make this music available on CD or MP3. The 2 albums were only released on cassette (makes me sound - old). Slowly and steadily I have been working on re-working these songs. Not all will be made available, but I am working on a compilation. If you have favourites that you especially like or remember would love to hear about it!!!
Local Macedon Ranges band Crooked Road began the year with great gusto doing several gigs with plans under way for new material to record as well as performances. More news will be forthcoming.
New Celtic Album
I am very pleased to say that the recent months have also brought me back together with the very talented Celtic folk Singer/Songwriter and Violinist, Lara Hopkins. Together we have been busy writing and recording material for combined Celtic album. That is coming along well. It is great to be working on new material with a fellow songwriter. Will keep you posted on this wonderful new venture.
My new album "Down that Rabbit Hole" is almost finished, I say this with a huge sense of expectancy as my plan was to release it last year in November. This year has seen some new collaborations and some re-kindling of old ones. So excitement is in the air.
I have now managed to narrow down my song list, and have decided to add 2 bonus tracks when people who buy my album, rather than individual songs. I have also been asked by various people if I will be releasing it on CD, that is something I am considering. Let me know if you are interested so I can think about the size of my run.