Louis Bingham & Griselda Sanderson

Louis Bingham & Griselda Sanderson

Her father Derick was a violin-maker and, as a youngster living in Scotland, Griselda Sanderson came in to contact with traditional musicians from as far afield as Sweden and South Africa, leading to a lifelong addiction to traditional music.

A founder member of the group Waulk Elektrik with her brother Larry, she has played with James Dumbelton, Mike Cosgrave and Jackie Oates.

Her first solo album Harpaphonics was released in 2009 and she subsequently went on to record with West Africans Juldeh Camara and Amadou Diagne. She has also made several albums and performed with Moroccan Gnawa master Simo Lagnawi, as well as playing for film and theatre, touring with the RSC and a season at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2015.

Her son Louis Bingham studied with various musicians during his time at Newcastle University, learning primarily from guitarist Chris Newman, with guest tuition from visiting artists such as Beppe Gambetta and John Carty. He graduated in 2013 with a first in Folk and Traditional Music, majoring in performance.

He has since worked with flute and clarinet player Freya Rae, toured for two seasons with Giffords Circus, performs with mandolin player and singer James Dumbelton, as well as with percussionist David Insua-Cao and The Radial Band.