BIOGRAPHY

Deborah is a violinist and violist specialising in English folk music.  She trained in viola and Baroque viola at Birmingham Conservatoire, before returning to her first love of traditional music, song and dance.  

 

She is a member of Stepling, a band performing English music, step-dance, song and percussion.  She also plays for a number of projects and function bands, performing at a variety of venues across the UK.

Deborah has played with a number of folk artists, dance and theatre projects.  She has played for a number of years with Folk Dance Remixed, a dance company combining traditional dance with hip hop and street dance styles, and performing as such events as Car Fest, the Southbank's Festival of Love and Glasgow's Commonwealth Games Festival.

 

Deborah runs the Ealing Sessions folk music evening class and teaches music, song and dance regularly for The English Folk Dance and Song Society, as well as on a freelance basis for various workshop series, festivals and music services.  She recently graduated with distinction from The Teaching Musician MA degree course at Trinity Laban Conservatoire.

Selected Discography:

Jim Moray: Sweet England (2006)

Bella Hardy: Nightvisiting (2007), and In the Shadow of Mountains (2009)

Suntrap: Unravelling (2010)

Life and Times: Where the Working Boats Went(2011)

Joe Rodwell: Loud Noises in Quiet Spaces (2013)

Jim Bob: What I Think About When I Think About You (2013)

Robin Harvey: Keep Holding On EP (2014)

Gigi Hamilton: Colours of Her Mind (2016)

Martin White and the Mystery Fax Machine Orchestra: The Hero's Journey (2017)

Stepling: Leap (2018)

 

Click for my current performing and teaching CVs

I have a current DBS check, and references are available on request.