About Me

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. 

4 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi.
    Read the Guardian piece and also have perused but not yet bought the Hark book/cds. It’s good that this tradition is being kept alive.
    I am a little busy much of the time with work commitments but in this spare moment thought to send this…
    I noticed that in the book Donald Broad is mentioned and his music for a carol (that was unknown to me) was published. I thought it might be of interest /use to someone that I own one of his manuscript books with the music for several of his hymns and inserts of some pieces that he played. The only recorded instance I know of his work is an arrangement of the lovely Lynmouth by Redruth Town Band…
    Hoping that you and yours have a wonderful Christmas.

  2. Have you researched Cornish immigration to the upper peninsula of Michigan? The choir of Wesley United Methodist in Ironwood sang Cornish Christmas carols for many years. The carols came over with Cornish miners who came to work the iron and copper mines of the area.

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