2017 marked Finn’s first ever solo gigs. Featuring predominantly traditional English tunes together with original compositions and little-known material drawn from the recorder’s vast and fascinating Baroque and Early repertoire. Finn was a New Roots finalist in spring 2017 and a BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award semi-finalist in early 2018.
Aurai are a brand-new recorder quartet comprising students at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. In their first year they undertook private function work, organised their own public concert in conjunction with another Guildhall ensemble, and completed their first education work as visitors of Peterborough Centre for Young Musicians.
Contemporary folk duo featuring Finn on recorder, mandolin, bouzouki and vocals alongside Georgia Morgan Turner (guitar, vocals, percussion). Gigs included appearances at Sidmouth FolkWeek, FolkEast, Broadstairs Folk Week, Looe Music Festival and folk clubs in London, Colchester, Norwich and Hitchin. Finalists in the 2016 New Roots competition.
Between 2014 and 2017 Finn was a collaborator with folk/acoustic singer-songwriter Tilly Moses (formerly known as Tilly Dalglish); they appeared as a duo at FolkEast, Folk in a Field, Ipswich Music Day, Folkroom @ The Harrison, Cambridge Folk Club and The Quay Theatre (Sudbury) amongst other local venues and festivals. Finn is also featured heavily on Tilly’s debut album Alight & Adrift, released summer 2017.
Finn was involved in many collaborative projects as a member of Aldeburgh Young Musicians from 2011-2016, including appearing on stage alongside folk luminaries Bellowhead and BBC Folk Award Winners The Young’Uns.
Since 2016 Finn has been a member of the English Folk Dance and Song Society‘s Youth Forum, a project designed to increase activity in the folk arts amongst young people. He has also performed with the Cambridge-based recorder band Zero Gravity.
Shorelark – Longwayes for Six (2015) – production, recorder, bouzouki, mandolin, vocals
Tilly Moses – Alight & Adrift (2017) – guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, recorder, whistle, arrangements
& with Aldeburgh Young Musicians, The Young’uns – Strangers (2017) – chorus vocals
Featured image © Abbie Goldberg 2017