Who We Are
Fay is the lead researcher on the project. She has a history of folk music research in a range of settings from community groups to commercial CD audiences. Alongside research, Fay performs folk music internationally. She is also the Founding Director of Soundpost, a community music organisation in Sheffield.
Esbjörn is a research associate on the project. He has a background in ethnomusicology and worked on issues relating to cultural sustainability and policy as well as music education. In addition to research, he has worked in arts management in England and Sweden. He is also a musician and occasional morris dancer.
Helen is the project manager for the project. She has extensive experience working on and supporting different types of projects within a University setting, including working with external suppliers and contractors. She has been a choral singer for many years and sings with two choirs in Sheffield, for whom she also acts as treasurer.
Rowan is the communications officer and current designer on the project. He is involved in traditional folk music as a professional performer, a teacher, a tunebook author, and the founder of Scribe Records. He is known for the Songhive project, his folk trio, The Wilderness Yet & oldtime duo, Old Spot.
Access Folk Board:
Katy Spicer - Chief Executive, English Folk Dance & Song Society
Liz Sheppard - Ethnomusicologist
Roger Wilson – Director of Operations, Black Lives in Music
Oliver Mantell - Director of Evidence & Insight, The Audience Agency
Hazel Marsh - Associate Professor, University of East Anglia
Tom Besford -
Chief Executive, English Folk Expo
Cat McGill – Head of Programme Development & Delivery, Drake Music
Jon Lewis – Producer at 7digital / BBC R2 Folk Show
Tony Phillips -
Musician and Rolling
Crispian Cook – Chief Executive, Halsway Manor