Thank You everything that can possibly be thanked, it’s March at long last, and I have made it through another English winter without killing anyone and I still have my major faculties and all my own teeth. Not only is March fantastic because Spring is on its way, bunnies are hopping, the birds [...]
This week I have had the very great fortune of parking my tiny home right next to an abundantly wild and tall hedgerow. I have often been inspired by the beauty and complexity of hedgerows; there is one in particular that I have had the pleasure of walking slowly along, almost every day for several [...]
I once hitch-hiked from Oxford to the Isle of Skye and then to the West Coast of Ireland. That adventure changed the course of my life, or so the story goes…. One day I was playing my penny whistle in one of those rather undesirable (depending on your perspective) studenty squat type houses, you [...]
I don’t remember the first time I saw a violin, but as a child I saw the violin as a mystical being, a will o the wisp, and of all musical instruments, it had a strange allure for me, but I don’t remember if I ever actually asked for one, somehow I had picked up [...]
I don’t know if I chose to be a folk musician, or if I was born that way. My earliest memories of music are of my mother singing - classical choral, pop and folk music. My mother has a beautiful voice, I remember being utterly enchanted by it; I would lie in bed (when [...]
I have always loved the sea, ever since I was a small child when I would visit my grandmother and play for hours in the breaking waves, like most children I did not notice the temperature of the water, I was simply playing happily in the arms of the sea. The sea shore held great [...]
It's been a long time since I wrote a blog, the last time was about five years ago when I challenged myself to write for one hundred days to keep my thoughts flying, my life is pretty different now, perhaps only in subtle ways, but to write every day seems like an impossible dream! What's it [...]
Coming Soon! It's been a very busy year for Dora, and this winter she will be making her first solo album which will feature the very best of her hand crafted music. She is also working on a new video to show some of the magic she creates....