Specialist Art Forms
Music | Singing | Concerts
I give concerts of music and song to audiences in care homes and hospitals. I accompany myself on guitar and mandolin and have a wide repertoire of songs in many styles in both English and Welsh.
I have been performing songs in public for 40 years, in a host of different situations. I believe strongly in the power of songs to cross social divides, to give pleasure and to awaken pleasant memories. In my work with patients and the elderly I specialise in drawing people in to sing with me and its clear that this can be an effective medicine to raise the spirits.
I have followed a number of careers alongside music. Since 1993 I have taught Welsh to children in primary schools in Pembrokeshire. Music is very effective in this context and I have produced a CD of original songs to help children master the language. I give regular concerts as a soloist and I also sing in a swing music quartet.