Patrons

Matthew Barley

Matthew Barley

Matthew Barley is internationally known as cellist, improviser, arranger, music animateur, and Artistic Director of Between The Notes. His musical world is focused on projects that connect people in different ways, blurring the boundaries that never really existed between genres and people. Click for more info ....

Claire Martin, OBE

Linn recording artist and BBC Radio 3 presenter Claire Martin has spent the last 30 years honing the craft of jazz singing. To worldwide critical acclaim she has established herself as a tour de force on the UK jazz scene gaining many awards, including winning the British Jazz Awards seven times, along the way. Click for more info ...

Claire Martin
Howard Goodall

Howard Goodall, CBE

Howard Goodall is an award-winning composer of choral music, stage musicals, film and TV scores, is well known as a TV and radio broadcaster, and from 2007-11 was England's first ever National Ambassador for Singing, leading a programme (Sing Up) to improve the provision of group singing for all primary-age children. His best-known TV & Film themes & scores include Blackadder, The Gathering Storm, The Borrowers, Red Dwarf, Q.I., Mr Bean, Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie, Mr Bean's Holiday, Island Parish and The Vicar of Dibley. His score for the HBO film Into the Storm won him the Primetime EMMY award for Original Dramatic Score in 2009. Click for more info ...

Rachael McShane (of Bellowhead)

Rachael McShane is a cellist, fiddle player and singer based in the North East of England. An original member of folk big band Bellowhead, Rachael has toured internationally with them as well as making several TV appearances, including Later with Jools Holland and the BBC Proms at the Albert Hall. Bellowhead's latest album 'Broadside' went into the official UK album charts at No. 16 (No. 1 in the UK Independent Album Charts) and won 'Best Album' at the BBC Radio 2 folk awards 2013. Click for more info ...

Rachal McShane