Welcome to my website.
I am a composer, arranger, producer and instrumentalist (oboe, cor anglais, accordion, saxophone and piano). I was a member of The Ravishing Beauties, The Dream Academy and Channel Light Vessel and I have recorded two solo albums: Indescribable Night and Second Sight. I was classically trained but spread my wings early on.
I have played with many singers and bands including Julian Cope, Marianne Faithfull, The Waterboys, Philip Glass, Damon Albarn, Jarvis Cocker, Martha and Rufus Wainwright, the Carthy/Waterson family, the Thompson family and my new family, the MacColl/Seeger clan. In the nineties I toured with Van Morrison and played on 5 albums and I was a member of Tom Wait's Magic Bullets Band for his and Robert Wilson's Black Rider shows
Since 2005, I have been Musical Director for multi artist shows at The Barbican and The Festival Hall in London and venues around the world. including the Way To Blue tributes to Nick Drake, Hal Wilner's Rogues Gallery and Nino Rota concerts, Daughters Of Albion, Evening Of Political Song at Richard Thompson's Meltdown, Bright Phoebus Revisited, Blood and Roses: Tribute to Ewan MacColl and the Imagining Ireland/Imagining Home concerts for the Centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising,.
I have written string, woodwind and orchestral arrangements for various records and concerts. In January 2017, I arranged 9 songs for Laura Marling and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra for the opening night of Celtic Connections in Glasgow and January 2019 I arranged 7 songs for Kris Drever and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
My writing partner and husband, Neill MacColl, and I specialise in On Set music production in films, having worked on Far From The Madding Crowd (2015), My Cousin Rachel (2017), Tulip Fever (2017), The Little Stranger (2018), Dirt Music (in production).