Singing, Talks and Lucy Broadwood
The home page for Irene Shettle

   Image based on a photograph
   taken by Doc Rowe at English Country Music Weekend ,Ampthill, 2009

I have been singing for pleasure as long as I can remember, and was a member of a number of choirs over the years from the age of 8, performing in varied venues in Guildford, London and elsewhere, and making a number of commercial recordings with Guildford Choral Society as part of their semi-chorus.From 1990, however,my principal passion from childhood, traditional folk song and music, began to take over.

Somewhere along the way I also began research into the life and work of the late Victorian/early Edwardian folksong collector and researcher, Lucy Broadwood . (This has inevitably spilled over into some research into other Broadwoods - Rev John Broadwood and Henry Fowler Broadwood). The role of public speaker has been added to my singing pursuits, and am happy to spread knowledge about her life and work.

This site provides further information on my singing background and previous work, a few soundbites and a little more detail about Lucy Broadwood, together with my contact details should you wish to book me in either my singing or public speaking capacities.

Next performance

Saturday, 22 July 2017
7.30 pm 

St Mary Magdalene’s Church, High Street, Rusper, Horsham,West Sussex
RH12 4PX

An Evening of Folk Song and Dance in celebration of Lucy Broadwood

This concert is being held to raise funds for the restoration of Lucy Broadwood’s grave, in honour of her great and enduring legacy to the world of music. Her grave in Rusper Churchyard has been deteriorating for some time now, rather fulfilling the predictions of one of her sisters after her death. Martyn Wyndham-Read had the idea of undertaking a concert in order to raise funds for this, and I am happy to be participating in this.
The performers will be Martyn Wyndham-Read and Iris Bishop, Harriet Sproule, Carolyn Robson and Moira Craig, Irene Shettle and the Broadwood Morris Men.
Details of ticket prices, and how to purchase them TBA

Updated most recently on 20 June 2017.
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