Cecily is a Cellist, Animateur and Community Musician.
She works as a musician in SEN settings, currently for RiChmusicNI, and as a freelance Animateur for the Ulster Orchestra, and has worked for other organisations including Songbirds Music, The Children’s Hospital Charity (Sheffield), Jessie’s Fund and Street Style Surgery. She is trained as a specialist hospital musician (trained by Songbirds Music musicians and Musique et Santé), and has worked in hospitals since 2011.
When not working in healthcare or SEN settings Cecily is a music workshop leader, and delivers workshops for organisations in adult and child settings. She sings and uses percussion instruments in addition to the cello, and enjoys using music from varied traditions. She has delivered training for the Ulster Orchestra for their Music Room programme, and has worked as mentor and supervisor as part of the Medical Notes project.
As a performing cellist she is a member of Dark Inventions. Cecily teaches at The Ulster College of Music, the Ulster Orchestra’s Crescendo Project, and at high schools in Northern Ireland.
Cecily holds a BMus(hons) – 1st class from the Royal Northern College of Music and an MSc(Psychology) – Distinction from Manchester Metropolitan University.