Holly has been playing the fiddle since she was seven. Although initially classically trained, her interest in folk music was sparked by annual family trips to folk festivals around the country.
She has been playing alongside her brother, multi-instrumentalist George Brandon, for as long as she can remember. And the pair now form the successful folk duo, Starlight Barking, recent winners at Towersey Festival.
In 2015, whilst studying at the University of York, Holly met singer-songwriter Tom Mikkelsson, and formed a duo which quickly progressed from playing ceilidh tunes to original songs, mixing folk, americana and blues. The band, now known simply as Mikkelsson, has collaborated with other musicians in their newest project, the eponymous EP, Mikkelsson, which will be released in October 2017.
Based in York, Holly is always looking to get involved in more projects. Described as ‘a creative, sensitive and intuitive musician with a special gift for collaboration and improvisation’, Holly’s fiddle and musical creativity make a perfect addition to any song or project.