'Marion deserves to be ranked as one of the finest singers in the country'
Ashley Hutchings MBE
(Fairport Convention, The Albion Band)
With a voice which has been described as 'mesmerising' and 'siren-esque', and as a string player, Marion has been a familiar face in the British folk world for over 20 years.
She is probably best known as a member of TRADarrr, trio IOTA, The Sandy Denny Project and Fleetwood Cave and is a former member of ColvinQuarmby, The Jigantics and Meet on the Ledge. She is an occasional member of fiddle supergroup, Feast of Fiddles, and she has played with Peter Knight's Gigspanner and the Phil Beer Band. She still plays occasionally with The Gerry Colvin Band.
In the studio, she provides vocals and full string sections on recordings in a wide variety of genres - both improvised and scored - and has recently set up a studio in her home and recorded strings and vocals for projects in the USA, the Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland and across the UK.
Classically trained, but with a performance background which also includes jazz and folk, she turns her hand effortlessly to music from almost any genre.
She is proud to play Bridge Instruments.
As a teacher, she inspires the next generation of musicians and aims to instil a love of music in her students. She is a senior teacher for Warwickshire Music Hub, teaching regularly in primary and secondary schools. She has delivered classes, workshops and lectures at every level of the education system and writes occasionally for a careers magazine.