Artists

The Firebird Trust work with a range of artists. Their music spans various genres and their talent encompasses a variety of instruments. All are passionate about delivering music based projects and using their talents and experience to give something back to those that don’t often have access to music making.

Below are the profiles of The Firebird Trust’s resident artists.

Frank Kelly

Firebird Trust Artist: Frank Kelly Personal achievements to date: Frank has over a decade of experience in charities and community organisations in Northern Ireland, Irish Republic, Zimbabwe and England. This includes work in community reconciliation, urban and rural regeneration and strengthening communities facing economic or political instability. She’s also worked in various local authority roles […]

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Jo Freya

Founder of KOMPOSIT and supported by Firebird Trust: Jo Freya Personal Achievements to date: Jo has been playing at the forefront of the English Folk Scene since the 1970’s. She won the French Gold award for world music as part of the group ‘SCARP’ in the 1990’s. Jo also performs as part of Coope Boyes […]

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Gary Hammond

  Firebird Trust Artist: Gary Hammond Personal achievements to date: Resident Firebird Trust Artist, Gary Hammond has been very lucky to have worked in so many different genres of music, from 12 years with The Beautiful South, recording with James Galway and Norman Wisdom, amongst many others!  He has also worked as a session musician […]

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Shirley Novak

  Firebird Trust Resident Artist Profile: Shirley Novak Personal Achievements to Date: For eleven years Shirley was a professional singer/songwriter touring nationally and throughout Europe, and writing/recording four CD’s of original material. With her own unique brand of acoustic music, she played to audiences all over Europe ranging from 20 people in an intimate setting, […]

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Rikki Thomas Martinez

Firebird Trust Resident Artist: Rikki Thomas Martinez Personal Achievements to Date: Rikki spent many years studying in Madrid with one of Spain’s leading gypsy flamenco masters ‘El Entri’ and has combined flamenco techniques with his own unique style of guitar playing. When he is not busy touring, recording and composing for Más Y Más (internationally […]

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