violin

Claire began learning violin with her dad, a gypsy jazz player, before completing a Masters in Violin Performance at the Royal Northern College of Music.

She performs regular classical recitals with pianist Tom Kimmance, and has worked as a session player for Gabrielle Aplin, Au/Ra, Olly Murs and Radio 1 Live Lounge.

Currently a violinist-vocalist with Western Swing group The Swing Commanders, she loves playing old-time, swing and country blues styles and has partnered with accordionist / pianist Adam Fairhall on a delta blues-inspired venture.

Working from a home studio set-up, Claire has written and performed with producer David Coyle a number of electroacoustic commissions, for theatre, arts festivals and dance groups.