Next week, I will be singing and speaking at the singingacrossthechannel conference in Canterbury.  I’ve now finished writing my paper and I’m really looking forward to it, as it gives me the opportunity to carry out an experiment in ballad singing that I think will be quite useful.  I’ll tell you more about it soon.

The conference takes place on Thursday 12th January at the University of Kent, Canterbury.  Registration is free, but please book with Una McIlvenna ( with ‘ballad workshop’ in the subject line.