I have sung the whole of my life, I think my first performance was at about age two, to captive family members in our lounge room ... not suprising really, given that my whole life was governed by music - my mother Norma was an Opera singer, and I was lucky enough to grow up in a home that cherished music, and had a constant flow of wonderful musicians passing through.

I discovered traditional folk music fairly late in life - I was about 23 and found my first folk club, the "Penninsular" in Maylands, Perth (W.A.) back in the early 1980's. I was transfixed! I had found my spiritual home.

Since then I have played & sung in many and various line-ups, festivals, medieval fayres, pubs, private parties, recording projects (mine and other peoples) - and sometimes, late at night, just for the moon and the sheep in next doors paddock ...

I have had presented historical folk/feminist workshops, and taught bodhran and penny whistle classes in adult education programs, and most recently I have really enjoyed working with Doug Kelly on my most recent CD 'Simple Folk'.

People often ask me why I love folk music - because its "who we are" and "where we've been". Because it matters. And most importantly, 'if we don't learn the lessons of the past, we are destined to repeat them'.


Soundcolour Records

Presenting beautiful, handcrafted Australian folk and world music that we have created with our friends.

Soaring melodies, lively dances and soulful ancient ballads, performed on a wide selection of authentic and diverse ethnic and medieval instruments.

Welcome to our World
Doug Kelly
& Mandy Breeze



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