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and friends

Carolyn Robson sings solo or
with Moira Craig in an acapella duo, or
accompanied by Iris Bishop on duet concertina.

Carolyn Robson has one of the best voices on the folk scene today… and I believe it is getting better and better. She not only understands the history behind but also the deep feeling of her material and sets it all down in a beautiful and sympathetic way. She meets each note head on and never misses a beat whether the song is straightforward or complicated. 

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tynefol Folk Club

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Carolyn Robson and Moira Craig charmed and beguiled us all at the Everyman Folk Club...  performing a superb selection of songs… The inspired and ingenious harmonies of these fine singers gave a deeper combination of chord progressions than should be possible from

just two voices. 

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Everyman Folk Club

Carolyn Robson and Moira Craig at the Everyman Folk Club

Carolyn & Moira at the Everyman

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This duo is very special - two accomplished performers who have come together to provide a mature and satisfying sound. It is good to hear Carolyn’s fine voice sensitively accompanied by Iris on concertina or piano accordion. The accompaniment is always appropriate and understated, although Iris is a virtuoso musician. Carolyn’s singing is rich, warm and often very moving. Their All the Fine Young Men is chokingly beautiful. Other songs range from traditional fare to the jazz favourite Miss Otis Regrets in a truly memorable performance.

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Holybourne Theatre

To book any of these artists for your venue or folk club, contact Carolyn by email or use the contact form. 


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With a wealth of professional teaching experience as well as musical expertise, Carolyn’s workshops are always accessible, inspiring and fun!


Carolyn studied at the London Royal Academy of Music and is a qualified singing and music teacher. She was a Senior Advisory Teacher for the Voices Foundation, a guest lecturer in teaching skills on the Folk and Traditional Music BA Honours course at Newcastle University and on the PGCE course at Leicester University. She has extensive experience of teaching children and adults.

Carolyn is the Music Director of three community choirs in Hampshire (in Alton, Petersfield and Winchester) and a chamber choir, TakeNOTE. She has led singing workshops throughout the UK, in the United States and New Zealand. 


Her workshop programmes include songs from the British tradition and further afield including American and African song. She gives advice on technique and interpretation and how to sing with confidence!

Check the News page for upcoming workshops. If you would like to book Carolyn to run your workshop contact her by email or use the contact form....

Choir workshop in Winchester with Carolyn and Claudia Jirka.

The men enjoying an afternoon workshop in Winchester with Carolyn and Claudia Jirka.


The community choir in Winchester and Avanti Dilettanti, a visiting choir from Gießen in Germany, joined together for this event and gave a performance in the evening. They brought some of workshop songs to an evening concert. There were some lovely pieces on the shortlist but they didn't all make it to performance. There was Singing Bird, a traditional Irish song arranged by Anna Tabbush, Erlaube mir, feins Mädchen ('Permit me, sweet maiden') by Johannes Brahms, Dat du min Leevsten büst ('That you are my dearest love') - a night visiting song in low-German, and The water is wide, a traditional English folk song arranged by Sarah Morgan.

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Moving and memorable - an opportunity to make new friends, learn new songs, and share a common experience that singing together

brings to all those who take part.

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Denis Gibson, workshop participant

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