I am a musician and singer with over 20 years experience. I perform acoustically using violin, flute, drum and voice.My main influence is Irish and Celtic folk music and I have a wide range of tunes and songs from this genre. Since performing professionally in care homes I have begun adding popular sing-a-long classics to this repertoire which I like to mix up with my own improvisations and bits of folklore and occasional poetry. I encourage audience participation in any form and can usually get the group singing, clapping or even dancing. When things go well I have been known to dance while playing and I am working at singing and playing the violin together at the same time. Music has been a great source of inspiration and healing to me in my own life and I like to share this with others.
|Type of act:||Solo acts|
|Act contents:||Audience participation | Music - Ballads | Music - General /variety /sing along | Music - Jazz | Poetry /verse reading|
|Equipment required:||Table, chair, drinking water|
|Performance length:||Variable to suit, normally 1 hour|
|Fee charged:||Starts at £50 plus travel depending on distance (£51 - £75)|
|Locations:||Local service (South Oxfordshire, Vale of White Horse, West Oxfordshire, Cherwell, Oxford).|
|Booking notice:||one month|
|Days of week:||Not Mondays and Tuesdays, variable the rest|
None provided to EAC.
Where we’ve played for older people recently
|Facility / Service Type||Name||Town||Postcode|
|Care home with nursing||Huntercombe Hall Care Home||Henley-on-Thames||RG9 5SE|
|Care home||Chilterns Court Care Centre||Henley-on-Thames||RG9 1QR|
|Care home with nursing||Westgate House||Wallingford||OX10 8FE|
|Care home with nursing||Abbeycrest Care Centre||Reading||RG4 9RG|