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Jess Dandy

Co-founder & Contralto

Jess is from Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria. As a contralto performing around the world, her passion in Lieder, and she enjoys putting together programmes of poetry and song inspired by the landscapes around her. Jess was awarded the Roderick Lakin Professional Development Award from the Royal Over-Seas League towards her work with SongPath.

Joanna Harries

Co-founder & Mezzo-soprano

Joanna was born in New Zealand and grew up in Monmouth, South Wales. She is a mezzo-soprano with a varied career in opera and concert. Alongside performing, she leads workshops and interactive performances for everyone from children to young refugees and asylum seekers, community choruses, the visually impaired, the elderly and isolated. She was awarded a Royal Philharmonic Enterprise Award for her new podcast for SongPath: Songs of the River.

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Martin Roscoe


During his illustrious career, Martin Roscoe has become one of the UK’s most loved and respected pianists. With his extensive repertoire, consummate musicianship and immediate connection with audiences, he is in great demand as a concerto soloist, chamber musician and recitalist. Martin appears regularly at Wigmore Hall and has long-standing associations with many of the UK’s leading orchestras such as the BBC Philharmonic and BBC Scottish Symphony.

Rufus Harrington


Rufus Harrington is a Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at the University of Cumbria.

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