New Album out on 28th May 2017

Pre-order from Proper Records here

Now with BBC Radio 2 airplay!

Listen to the radio edit of Winter Winds here

As heard on The Folk Show, BBC Radio 2!


Gemma Shirley



Gemma trained as an opera singer and violinist at Birmingham Conservatoire. Her career so far has included such highlights as TV appearances with Russell Watson, performing in a costume originally made for Jennifer Saunders for the French and Saunders Dangerous Liaisons sketch and singing Mozart while dressed as Big Bird. She plays fiddle with country rock band The Bullfrogs and has provided string and vocal arrangements on studio albums for several singer song writers.


Since joining TRADarrr she has found it a relief that what can take an opera four or five hours to express can be encapsulated in a four minute folk song.