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: [Group Exhibition] The London Group Open 2017, The Cello Factory, London. (

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

2017: [Group Exhibition] Blowing a Gail, Womanstanley, The Old Town House, Warrington.

2017: [Group Exhibition] Jazz Bands, Reclaim Photography Festival, The Light House Media Centre, Wolverhampton. (

2017: [Exhibition with Chelsea Phelps] 'This Girl Can' Morris Dance, Whitby Pavilion, Whitby Folk Week. (‘-girl-can’-morris-dance)

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 [Book Chapter] '"This Girl Can" Morris Dance: Girls' Carnival Morris Dancing and the Politics of Participation', The Histories of the Morris in Britain, English Folk Dance and Song Society, pp. 295 - 312. 

2017: [Journal Article] ’Making Traditions: Girls Carnival Morris Dancing and Material Practice’, Yearbook for Traditional Music, vol.49. no.1, pp.26 - 48. (

2017: [Journal Article] 'Girls’ Carnival Morris Dancing and Contemporary Folk Dance Scholarship', Folklore, vol. 128, no. 2, pp. 157 - 174. (

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.

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 (


2018: [Book Chapter] ‘Digital Folk: tradition, vernacular, and learning to be a folk musician with social media,’ 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

2018/19: [Co-authored Book] Digital Folk: Digital Media in Folk Arts Participation, with Simon Keegan-Phipps and David Gauntlett.

2019/20: [Book chapter] '40 Years of Punk Rock Literature,' in Oxford Handbook of Punk Rock, eds. George McKay and Gina Arnold. Oxford University Press

Submitted: [Journal Article] 'Re-examining the Punk Event Narrative', Popular Music.

Funding and Awards:

2017: Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation grant. Performing Englishness in Japan: 100 Years of Morris Dancing?
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


June 2017 - present: Senior Research Associate
University of East Anglia, Department of Art, Media and American Studies
AHRC-funded project, Participatory Arts and DIY Culture

April 2016 - June 2017: 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.