Having relatively recently ‘discovered’
folk singing in 1997, Hilary (Hils to her friends) spends much of
her spare time on the fringe at folk festivals and supporting local
clubs, intent on encouraging others, listening and collecting songs.
As organiser of MudGathers at various Folk
Festivals, she is known as ‘my guru always said’ on
the worldwide music discussion forum: www.mudcat.org
Hilary’s love of stories shows through
in her collection of unusual ballads and traditional songs, which
she normally sings unaccompanied. Her wide repertoire also includes
many songs from contemporary artists with subjects ranging from
the sad to the hilarious.
Share the songs and be ready to laugh or
shed a tear. Bring some tissues anyway, just in case…..
I have just received a work in
progress copy of Hils brand new CD.
A Toe In
get those tissues out and just
listen to this. Just a taste of a couple of tracks, showing Hils
at her best.
Hilary is also
the driving force behind the Mudraffle at Miskin. Last year she
helped raise over £200 for our adopted charity The Rose Road
Association in Southampton.
This year two
charities will benefit,
Multiple Sclerosis and Make
see here for details