Music Therapy

Musical Instruments


Folk Music

Lizzy O'Connor



Sound Therapy




Cerys Matthews debuted a track from Lizzy's album ‘Best Intentions’ on her Sunday morning show mixed with some wintry words of Rob Macfarlane. - It was a match made in heaven and a source of great inspiration!

That homemade recording not only made it onto BBC 6Music but is also officially housed in The Sound Archives of The British Library.

Since then Lizzy has been developing her own songs and style with a full band. There's no escaping the Northern folk at the roots but it feels fresh and uninhibited by convention. Her dark and tender tales are sung sweetly over finger-picked guitar and swirling synth. It's a lively balance somewhere between folk, prog, rock, and pop.

JUNE 2020

'Mark Elwood and I met at The Good Life Experience a few years ago and stayed in touched. I was delighted when he got in touch to ask if I'd be involved with this project. The idea was to create & release something new, original & cross genre. Like the surrealist parlour game “consequences”, small musical phrases rhythms & riffs were passed around between the musicians, resulting in the 10 unique tracks that make up the album, all created in lockdown. The music of Mewn heddwch & Acorn song jumped out as folky numbers to me so I hopped on board with those two!

All proceeds from the sale of this album go directly to Shelter Cymru - Wales' people and homes charity. To buy it click on the link below.

ALBUM 2017

A collection of folk songs from the British Isles recorded in the spare room, played on BBC 6 Music and archived in The British Library!

Available to stream and also to buy - limited edition CDs with the lino cut artwork individually printed on the sleeve.


New Roots
Betsey Trotwood,

Catherine Rudie & the Kisses, Lizzy O'Connor, Freya Ward

27th February

The Record Deck

21st July

The Great Get Together,
Bankside Open Spaces Trust,

23rd June

Leigh Folk Festival,
Leigh On Sea

30th June

Tribal Earth Festival,
Full Circle Stage

16th August

The Shakespeare,

20th September

The Trades Club,
Hebden Bridge

21st September

  • mandolin  banjo keyboard percussion
  • Live Performance, talented artist
  • BBC Interview, Live Recording
  • London Musician