Vocals, alto saxophone & penny whistles
Rosie has a colourful musical background beginning with classical/jazz training on alto saxophone, clarinet & piano before an exploration of traditional folk and subsequent self tuition of guitar, violin & whistles.
She wrote her first songs while still at school, though it was with the Essex Youth Jazz Orchestra that she first began gigging, aged 15. She progressed to playing solo in local folkclubs soon after and joined Hedgepig in 2001, after seeing a poster in the Portland Arms, Cambridge.
In addition to a love of folk music (Steeleye Span, Planxty, Blue Horses etc.), Rosie has brought with her an affection for head banging, and slowly her songs (new & old) are filtering into the set.
Delving into her non-folk record collection reveals Kate Bush, The Who and Skunk Anansie.
For info on Rosie's solo gigs, which now include major festivals such as Glastonbury, Rochester Sweeps and Beautiful Days, see