Laura Wilcock

Celtic Song Circle 🧙🏽‍♂️

Come and intone the ancient songs of these lands. We will explore easy to learn songs in Scottish and Irish Gaelic, English, Proto-Celt and Welsh dialects as well as vocable chorus lines. This fully participatory song circle will include traditional songs for storytelling, working, praying, lamenting and invocation


Laura draws on 25 years of folk singing experience.

Laura spent over 10 years in Britain living as a traveller and itinerant worker, singing around festivals and firesides gathering songs along the way.

After moving to rural France in 2001 with a young family she became the lead singer and Bodhran player for a folk band called ‘The Black Pig’ performing songs and dance music in mainly the Irish ,English ,scottish and French folk traditions .

Back in the UK in 2010 Laura was the vocalist and percussionist for the folk band 

‘Fairfolk’ . At this time she also lead singing assemblies at a primary school incorporating and teaching British sign language to deaf and hearing children.

She joined an international womens choir and  ‘Tune for life’ in 2017 –  singing for a charity which offers remedial music sessions in the community . Clients included dementia care units, the Blind society stroke association and school workshops.

She can now be heard leading song circles at events , ceremonies and sing-arounds and has sung at the opening and closing ceremony of the Medicine festival in recent years.

Willow craft tutor and Artist 

Laura has been growing and working with willow for over 10 years . She is the founder of Willow wise ,a small business that provides withies and willow craft workshops for adults and children . Laura also makes baskets, sculptures and land art .She has worked for film industries crafting various props using willow ,also she has works on Decor teams for festivals . Laura has a full DBS and is fully insured member of the Basket Makers Association .