Linda is a UK based award winning songwriter, composer and lyricist (PRS/BASCA/PPL).
She studied music theory at The Ridge College in Marple, Cheshire and has received professional coaching in voice, guitar, double bass and mandolin.
Linda has performed as a singer/guitarist/mandolin/double bass player as a solo performer and with other musicians at festivals and concerts in the UK, Europe and the USA. She has also organised interactive workshops for under 5’s at schools, libraries and music festivals in the UK, teaching children how to create and engage with songs and rhymes. Click here to view some of the people that Linda has collaborated with.
Her song catalogue includes a mix of material from classical, folk and pop to comedy. Two of her pieces are now part of the British Music Collection (The New Woodland Song & Rainbow of Light).
Linda released two songs via her digital distributors Horus Music, which are now available via iTunes and other digital stores.
Walking In May’s Wood , sung by a Dorset children’s choir, is also scheduled to be used as the main track for a video that Brian May’s Save Me Trust are planning to make to promote May’s Wood in Dorset.
Freedom For Me, performed by soprano Katerina Mina, is a shortened single version taken from an EP track that will feature Katerina singing five of Linda’s classical cross over songs, including a composition she arranged as a tribute to Professor Stephen Hawking.
Rainbow Of Light, inspired by the International astronomy/music festival Starmus 111 and sung by the International soprano Katerina Mina, officially supported UNESCO for their International Year Of Light 2015, which involved 60 countries worldwide.
The work opened the official Cyprus IYL event and was played in India, Italy, Russia, Brazil, USA, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Spain and the UK at IYL events during 2015. Katerina Mina performed this song live, plus two additional pieces written by Linda at Laser Florence in Italy and in Bristol, UK.
The video of a later version, also released in 2015, was screened during the film festival at the IYL Closing ceremony in Mexico in January 2016.
One of her more fun pieces, 189 Durley Chine, which Linda composed on her ukelele, was featured in a UK seaside tour with the Hugs Bison theatre company .
The New Woodland song was performed live for Dr Brian May for his inaugural tree planting ceremony in Dorset and was broadcast by BBC Southwest Today and Wessex FM. The songs received widespread publicity in newspapers throughout the UK and on digital media.
A CD compilation of country songs included Linda’s composition I Will.
The work had airplay on American radio stations and BBC Radio Manchester, plus BBC Radio 2.
Fly The Kite For The City, performed by a children’s choir, The Alicia Bardsley Singers, promoted the Manchester Olympic Bid and was broadcast on national TV and radio in the UK.
Click here to see a history of Linda’s Recording career.