Alison Rowley is an up and coming composer based in Bristol. Her works reflect the English style of Ralph Vaughan Williams and George Butterworth, the minimalism of Philip Glass, Mike Oldfield and Ludovico Einaudi, the songs, tunes and modes that make up the English folk music tradition, and the epic scale of orchestral film scores.
She has a Music degree from the University of Cambridge, and her compositions have been performed by orchestras in London, Cambridge and Essex.
In 2012-13 Alison was a Creative Artist in Residence for the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) at Cecil Sharp House, London. She was commissioned to write an orchestral fantasia of Cotswold Morris tunes from the repertoire of the Beaux of London City Morris Men. Morris Monday was premiered with Alison as conductor at Cecil Sharp House in March 2013.
Alison is also a violinist and folk fiddle player, performing regularly with several ceilidh bands including Licence to Ceilidh, the Cunning Plan and the Bucket Band. She offers private lessons in violin, folk fiddle, piano, ukulele and tin whistle, and is an experienced workshop leader. This site focusses on Alison’s composing work – she also has sites for her performance work and teaching.
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