Born into a musical family I have always been encouraged in my love of song. As a child I spent many hours listening to the old musicals and recordings from my parents record collection. My father is a concert pianist so our house was constantly filled with musicians and wonderful music. As a teenager I fell in love with folk song and taught myself how to play the guitar, enjoying creating simple accompaniments to folk songs and my own compositions. I found that many folk singers had a purity to their voices that I loved. The simple arrangements of songs also touched me more than the heavily produced sound that was more fashionable in the pop world. I definitely like a less is more approach, and as a vocalist prefer instrumentation that frames the voice rather than dominating it.
When I went to University in Edinburgh I began singing in pubs, bars and folk clubs and enjoyed learning traditional folk songs and jazz standards from musicians I met along the way. A few years later I teamed up with Alexandra Brown and discovered early music and renaissance madrigals. I fell in love with the stunning beauty and timeless themes of these early songs. We found a third singer and The Madrigirls was born. From the start it has been a fantastic journey, connecting with audiences all over Europe with nothing but our voices. It has been a deep learning in the power of vocal sound as a profound means of emotional communication and spiritual connection. We recorded our album The Madrigirls in 2007.
In 2009 I recorded my first solo album of mostly self-penned songs called What Happened To The Day? It is a collection of personal musings on life and relationships, arranged and produced by Gerry Diver.
Later that year, feeling a spiritual calling to explore the Priestess path and live more deeply in connection with nature, I moved to Glastonbury, Somerset. My album Lady Of Avalon (2013), is a collection of songs born out of a very deep spiritual journey I undertook in the years that followed, as I found myself profoundly moved by the mysterious power present in the land there.
Following a painful period of loss and adversity in 2014, I went through an internal death process. The years that followed were a time of recovery, growth and learning. I spent many hours walking and found my deepest healing in nature.
Mirroring the shaman’s or priestess’s initiatory journey of descent into the underworld, Initiatrix is also the story of my own personal journey of healing and transformation. You can find out more here.
Soul Singing, Sound Healing and Sacred Sound Invocations
As a soul singer and sound healer, I use primarily the voice and other healing instruments, including drums, chimes, free notes and Tibetan singing bowls.
Soul singing involves going into a meditative trance state and singing from a place of deep connection and inspiration. Sounds and songs arise spontaneously from the heart in the moment, meeting the needs of those who are present at a soul level where healing can be received.
Soul singing and the channelling of healing sounds and songs is an ancient priestess art practiced in many indigenous cultures. It is also known as shamanic singing.
There many benefits for the recipient
The vibrations of the sound help to dissolve blockages in the physical and emotional body enabling suppressed and stuck emotions to be released.
As we listen to the sound and let go of the thinking mind we enter deep states of relaxation where the body is able to heal and rejuvenate.
This helps with releasing stress and reducing anxiety.
Listeners journey with the soul singer experiencing states of deep peace and profound soul connection. From this place, inspiration and inner guidance are more easily accessed.
Ceremonial sung invocations of the Goddess
As a priestess I am committed to serving the re-emergence of the Divine Feminine in whichever way I feel called. I love to work ceremonially creating sacred space where people can experience the loving and transformative energies of the Goddess. My unique service is to ceremonially invoke the energies of the Goddess through song and sound. To invoke comes from the Latin invocare meaning to call in; I call to her through song, opening to her presence and allowing her to inspire my voice so that people can receive a transmission of Her energy through sound.
Having trained in the Avalonian tradition, I work in particular with The Lady of Avalon, who is a Goddess associated with healing, transformation and rebirth. For the last two years I have been one of nine priestesses who make up the ceremony group for the yearly Glastonbury Goddess Conference, co-creating and holding the main rituals throughout the week.
Opening to the Song Of The Heart
This is a journey of surrendering and allowing the heart to speak through song and sound. Allowing the heart to sing can be a profoundly healing process, for the song of the heart is a deep soul medicine, opening and healing old wounds that prevent us from giving and receiving love.
One to One Sessions
I worked for over ten years in London as a healer and intuitive guide, bringing through information and inspiration from the spirit world to help people clear energetic patterns and blockages in the physical and emotional body. As an experienced singer and musician I also work with sound, using voice and instruments as powerful tools in the healing process. Having trained in a number of different healing modalities, I now work directly with spirit through the heart centre, always allowing the guides and unseen helpers to direct the healing process. Each session is uniquely tailored to the needs of the individual and strongly grounded in the presence of the Goddess.
If you are interested in creating a ceremony to mark an important event in your life, I would love to help you. Many people want to create ceremonies which have personal meaning for them. Whether it is a baby naming, rites of passage, hand fasting or simply a healing ceremony for yourself, I can help you create it.
Recently people have been asking me to run groups and trainings for women who wish to deepen their connection with the Divine Feminine energy. I am in the process of formulating how to do this and more information will be coming soon. If you are interested please join the mailing list.