The name Mrs Price's Parlour is inspired by the photo that Cecil Sharp took of a singer called Mrs Elizabeth Price. She sang him a version of 'Blow Away The Morning Dew' and was living at Compton Martin when they met. He wrote very fondly of her in his little essay entitled, 'The Mendip Singers.'
Amanda's performance list includes:
The Exchange in Sturminster Newton
The Wyvern Theatre in Swindon
Salisbury Arts Centre
The Octagon Theatre in Yeovil
The Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis
Strode Theatre in Street Somerset
Shaftesbury Arts Centre.
Somer Valley FM
Bristol Folk House,
The Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton
Priddy Folk Festival
Somerset Songs and Cine Films. Community outreach work in Sedgemoor. Taking place January 2015 - June 2015. Films courtesy of Windrose Rural Media Trust.
Research and Performance in The Southern Appalachians USA, September 2012 - October 2014.
A successful story telling project written with Windrose Rural Media Trust called, 'Those Were The Days My Friends.' Delivered 2012 - 2014.
'Mendip Fest,' Committee member and performer for a festival which took place in May 2013, concentrating on song, dance and stories from the North Somerset area.
Performance at Portishead's first arts week.
Wrote and presented three special features about Cecil Sharp for the community radio station Glastonbury FM, interviewing Eddie Upton from Folk South West and Malcolm Taylor from The Vaughan William's Memorial Library at Cecil Sharp House for the radio pieces.