“It began when I was fifteen.
I had wanted to be a playwright, so perhaps that’s why I was drawn to folk songs. No ‘bucolic folk’ childhood of passed down ballads and ancient festivities. My childhood was modern and suburban.There were no singers or performers in my family. I was the first. The songs I write are little historical dramas whose truths are relevant to the present. They are songs about people: their lives, labours, hopes, fears, loves and beliefs.”