Exhibitions and Events:

2017: [Solo Exhibition] This Girl Can Morris Dance, Cecil Sharp House (EFDSS), London. (

2017: [Solo Exhibition] Bling! Bank Street Arts, Sheffield. (

2017: [Group Exhibition] Creating the Countryside, Compton Verney, Warwickshire. (

2017: [Residency] (Folk)-Artist-in-Residence, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield.

2016:[Group Exhibition] Ballot Urns. LEAVE//REMAIN exhibition, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield. (

2016: [Recording] Red Diesel. Pilgrims’ Way, Fellside Recordings, FECD274.

2015: [Solo Exhibition] Make Your Own Entertainment. Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent. (

2014: [Event] Gut Feeling, Design Council, London.

2014: [Solo Exhibition] Making Traditions (Pop-up PhD show). People’s History Museum, Manchester. (

Selected Publications:

2018: [Co-authored Book] Digital Folk: Digital Media in Folk Arts Participation, with Simon Keegan-Phipps and David Gauntlett (proposal to the Oxford University Press).

2017: [Book Chapter] ‘Digital Folk,’ in Oxford Handbook of Social Media and Music Learning, eds. Stephanie Horsley, Janice Waldron and Kari K. Weblen. Oxford University Press, with Simon Keegan-Phipps (forthcoming)

2017: [Journal Article] ’“Et in Orcadia Ego”: Girls’ Carnival Morris Dancing and Contemporary Folk Dance Scholarship’, Folklore, vol. 128, no. 1 (forthcoming)

2017: [Journal Article] ’Making Traditions: Girls Carnival Morris Dancing and Material Practice’, Yearbook for Traditional Music. (submitted)

2016: [Book Review] ‘The Anglo-Scottish Ballad and its Imaginary Contexts’ by David Atkinson. Ethnomusicology Review (

2016: [Guest Blogpost] Girls’ (Carnival) Morris Dancing: A Contemporary Folk Dance? Folklore Thursday (

2016: [Magazine Article] ’Girls’ Carnival Morris: A Hidden Folk Dance’, EDS Magazine, Spring 2016, pp. 28 - 29.

2016: [Conference Paper] ‘An Artist’s Residency as Ethnomusicological Inquiry’ Joint IMR/BFE/IASPM Study Day, Researching Music: Interviewing, Ethnography and Oral History, Senate House, University of London.

2015: [Invited Speaker] ’Less Me More Us’: Girls’ morris dancing and contemporary folk scholarship.’ Royal Anthropological Institute, London. October 16th 2015.

2015: [Report] Ravetz, Amanda and Lucy Wright, Validation Beyond the Gallery, Report for Axisweb ( Publications (articles and papers):

Funding and Awards:

2017: Small Grant, Arts Access, University of Sheffield.
2016: ‘Klick’ interdisciplinary workshop, funded by AccessSpace, Sheffield.
2016: AHRC-funded project, ‘Digital Folk’ (Post-doctoral researcher)
2015: Arts Council / Esmée Fairbairn Foundation-supported residency. Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent.
2015: ESRC Bursary. ‘Critical Urban Ethnographies’, London School of Economics.
2013: ESRC Bursary. Social and Cultural Geography Research Group Reading Weekend, University of Aberystwyth.
2012: BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Pilgrims’ Way nominated in the ‘Horizon’ category for best newcomer.
2011: PRS for Music Foundation Award Performance Grant, Pilgrims’ Way
2009 – 2014: Fully funded PhD scholarship, Manchester Metropolitan University


April 2016 - present: Research Associate
University of Sheffield, Department of Music
AHRC-funded project, Digital Folk: Digital Media in Folk Arts Participation

[Occasional] Guest Lecturer at the University of Newcastle, Department of Music

April 2014 - March 2016: Research Associate
Centre for Enterprise, Manchester Metropolitan University
AHRC-funded project, “Gut Feeling” in Designing and Developing New Products and Services in Small Creative Companies.


2009 - 2014: Funded PhD studentship
Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design (MIRIAD), Manchester Metropolitan University.
Thesis title: Making Traditions | Practising Folk. Contemporary folk performance in the Northwest of England: a practice-led enquiry.

2007 - 2009: MMus in Ethnomusicology
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.
Dissertation title: "We are Ulster Scots": Defining and designing Protestant identities through performance in contemporary Northern Ireland. Awarded with Distinction.

2003 - 2006: BA in Art History
University of York.
Dissertation title: Antony Gormley's 'Another Place': Public art and community engagement at Crosby Beach. Awarded with First Class Honours.