Transforming Communities

Simon Robinson

Banjo, Guitar, Vocals

North East


Simon Robinson is a folk musician, music educator and workshop leader from Leeds, Yorkshire. He plays a wide repertoire of traditional music, ranging from American mountain songs and Old Time Banjo tunes, Blues songs, chants and spirituals through to British folk songs and sea shanties. He is passionate about facilitating music making in all different settings, and loves a good sing-a-long!

As well as working as a freelance Music Facilitator, Simon also plays in 3 folk ensembles and runs a number of Community music groups, including a Ukulele Group, an Online Singaround Session and an Old Time Jam session.

‘Simon performed his music with such heart, it was a real pleasure to be in his company. The closing tune ‘we shall overcome’ was performed in such a careful way that it was a real tonic.’ – Victoria Wolf
‘Simon is engaging and fun and a very talented musician.’ – Connie Sharp
‘His warmth and enthusiasm coupled with his musicianship and skill as a communicator made for a wonderful, gentle and uplifting event. He helped us connect to our inner worlds and to each other.’ – Victoria Wolf

Folk Singer (Banjo, Guitar, Vocals)