Married to an Englishman with Cumbrian roots, I visit the North of England every year with my husband David Wallace-Lawrence. We have become fans of the Music at the Heart of Teesdale project (“reviving the folk music, song, and dance traditions of Teesdale”) and their youth folk band Cream Tees. I will play a charity concert on Saturday 28 January, 8 PM, at Boldron Villlage Hall, with a suggested donation of £5, all proceeds to benefit the young musicians’ group. Rachel and Fiona Todd of Cream Tees will play a short opening set. Here is the Facebook event page, and here is Music at the Heart of Teesdale’s Facebook page, where I highly recommend their photos!
I’ll be singing and playing a number of fretless zithers – including Marxophone, pianolin, harpeleik, Meinhold’s Auto Harp Miranda, the Lion Zither, and Faudel’s Harp Zither – as well as accordion and santur (a Middle Eastern type of hammered dulcimer), sharing a blend of originals, traditional material, and off-the-beaten-path covers.