Fiddle player in several ceilidh and concert bands, including Licence to Ceilidh, the Cunning Plan Ceilidh Band and New Roots finalists Mrs Trevor's Deep Freeze Secrets. Alison also plays as a soloist and in various duos.
Highly skilled and energetic caller for English and Scottish ceilidhs, including weddings, birthdays and other celebrations. Alison has also called at the Oxfolk ceilidh series and numerous May Balls.
Experienced instrumental teacher and workshop leader for schools and festivals. Workshops include beginners guides to music theory, whistle, ukulele and playing by ear, arranging tunes for folk bands, maypole and ceilidh dancing, harmony singing and how to call for ceilidhs. Alison also provides music tuition in several instruments including folk fiddle.
An orchestral fantasia of Cotswold morris tunes, written by Alison for the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) during a creative artist residency from September 2012 - March 2013. It was premiered in March 2013 at Cecil Sharp House, London, and the score is now available for hire.