Mary Humphreys

singer, musician, and song researcher

I sing traditional songs, accompanying myself on banjo, English concertina and sometimes on a one-row melodeon..

Working as a duo with Anahata who accompanies me on cello, Anglo concertina and a variety of melodeons, I also play keyboards and the occasional banjo in English Rebellion and keyboards and English concertina in Fendragon and Barley Cote ceilidh bands.

My main occupation,apart from singing, playing at music sessions and for ceilidhs, is researching songs and tunes from East Anglia, specialising in Cambridgeshire and its near neighbours. I have written an award-winning book on Cambridgeshire folksongs which you can read about on another page. I also give talks to community groups, folk clubs and festival audiences on songs collected in Cambridgeshire during the last century.
This site is still a work in progress. Some of the pages and links, particularly those referrring to Schools Work and Bands are incomplete and will be added to as soon as possible.

Updated 25 November 2018 Musicians' Union Work Not Play