Bev is a professional musician and music teacher, who has spent more than thirty years teaching, encouraging and mentoring folk musicians of all ages.

Throughout the 1980s and 90s Bev was a tutor for Comhaltas Ceoiltoiri Eireann, delivered workshops and summer schools for Folkworks, and whilst working at the Irish Studies Workshop at Soar Valley College in Leicester developed the first ever OCN accredited qualification in Irish Traditional Music in the UK.

Bev has taught music privately for many years, and currently offers private tuition on whistle and flute both in-person and via Skype. She teaches a popular weekly Irish music class for adults, is a regular workshop leader for Folkus, and is increasingly in-demand to lead workshops at folk festivals (including Ireby Festival and Settle Folk Gathering). For the past year she has been teaching tin whistle to primary school children in Barrow-in-Furness as part of a Folk Academy led by Luke Daniels in association with Cumbria Music Service.

Follow the links below to find out more about Bev’s teaching.


Bev is an experienced and supportive workshop leader. Each workshop is unique: tuition is tailored to the ability of participants, whether they are advanced players, improvers or absolute beginners who have never touched a whistle before. Bev is able to work with mixed-ability groups and students of all ages. She has developed methods which enable … Continue reading Workshops

Private / Skype Tuition

Bev can deliver private one-to-one tuition either in her home in the Greaves area of Lancaster, or by Skype. Times will be by mutual agreement, and can be potentially during the daytime, evening or at weekends subject to mutual availability. Price for One-to-One / Skype Tuition: £20.00 per hour. Payment for Skype tuition will be by Automated … Continue reading Private / Skype Tuition


Bev is a tutor at the Folk Academy in Barrow-in-Furness, an Arts Council-funded project led by Luke Daniels (Gael Music) and Cumbria Music Service. This project aims to encourage school children in Barrow to learn to play folk music and participate in a children’s ensemble. Bev’s role in the project has been to teach whole … Continue reading Schools

Irish Tunes Class and Slow Session

Bev has run a very popular multi-instrumental Irish tunes class and slow session in Lancaster for more than two years. New members are always welcome! The Lancaster Slow Session website has full information about the class and slow session, or you can contact Bev for more details.