Rosie’s formal percussion training at the RNCM led straight into freelancing with orchestras in the North, alongside coordinating Merseyside and National Youth Orchestras, teaching and facilitating creative music projects in schools. After a 5 year spell in London, and now a proud mother, Rosie’s musical activities have rapidly diversified, all branching from community connections. She is now co-leading the Wirral Ukulele Fanatics and Melody Makers folk (violin), dance calling (instructor) for ceilidhs, performing as a Mersey Belle, playing harp for yoga and singing in a covers band. Rosie has been managing Family Activities at Fire In The Mountain folk festival since co-founding it in 2010.
“This was a unique opportunity that I couldn’t let pass. A theme truly worthy of making a big noise, in the best way that I know how. What really lights my fire is the drum’s strong connection with the voice, a message to be heard. This has always been the role of the drum. I already feel empowered at the prospect of sharing my passion and skills with women from different drumming backgrounds. I want to inspire by demonstrating a strong role model, by showing that ambition doesn’t fade, it just keeps regenerating.”