I grew up at Porthcothan Bay on the north coast of Cornwall. After college I took two gap years before heading to Cardiff University to study a BA in English Literature and Music, and then an MA in Ethnomusicology. I took another break from education, coming back to Cornwall and working as a copywriter at Idenna for two years.
After a dream cycle tour through Spain and Portugal, I moved to London in 2014. Later that year I won full funding to pursue a PhD into Cornish Christmas carolling traditions in South Australia and California, which I completed in Cornwall in September 2018. I also started learning Cornish at Kernewek City Lit.
I’m now back at Idenna part of the time, and keeping myself very busy the rest of the time.