Contact Irene

Bookings for snging events, talks on Lucy Broadwood, traditional singers , and other related matters


I am always happy to accept enquiries about bookings for anyof the talks currently available in 2019, or as a solo singer for performance at folk clubs, festivals, arts centres or private events.

I now have three talks available for presentation, with a fourth in the process of being researched and thought out, and am happy to provide details of the proposed content of them to anyone interested in booking them.

Talks so far:
"The Lost Lady Found; the life and work of Lucy Broadwood"

"Songs, singers and Reminiscences. Lucy Broadwood and the world of song"

"The Fragrance of Country Melody"  - a talk about Lucy Broadwood's presentation about folksongs and collecting given to the Roayl Musical Association in 1905

Available from August 2019: "The Carol, the Carter and the Collectors" - the background to "Oh Little Town of Bethlehem" and the life of Henry Garman, the singer who gave life to the hymn tune "Forest Green"

If you are interested in discussing any of these (or similar events) please contact me

 ~ by email at  ireneshettle[at]

 ~ or by telephone on 01483 572392