COMMUNITY

Local events such as the summer and winter solstice celebrations Golowan and Montol Festivals in Penzance, Lafrowda festival in St Just, and ancient fair Morvah Pasty day are highlights of the year.

Kelsey and her band regularly perform at festivals and happenings in west Cornwall, as do her community group Land and Sea Singers and sassy Appalaichian song and dance troupe Shindig Cloggers . Kelsey sings and dances with Shindig.  

Through her work as a vocal coach Kelsey has given many the confidence to sing and to perform. Emerging singers who want to sing out and about are encouraged to go public at pub round the room sessions she co-leads with guitarist Tony Apple. She has also offered group 'Listening room' sessions with mentoring and peer support. These prepare singers for performance in community venues.

 

Kelsey supports and mentors young singers who go on to become highly individual and confident musicians. A high ratio of these young people have made singing, songwriting and performing their career path.

SINGING FOR PARKINSONS

Singing for Health is becoming recognised as a powerful and effective way to improve people's well-being in many different ways. Scientific research has looked into singing for lung conditions, Parkinsons disease, and mental health conditions to name afew. The findings are leading us towards 'social prescribing', a situation where doctors will recommend joining a choir or singing group. This is great news! 

Kelsey leads a fortnightly Parkinsons singing group at Townshend Village Hall, the group is funded by Parkinsons UK. It is all about singing for fun and keeping the voice strong and healthy. No previous experience or is needed and no need to have a good voice. Contact Kelsey for more information.