Performing artist

Jen Clark is a unique strings player, singer and performer. An accomplished composer and songwriter, she focuses on contemporary issues and reinterpreting her Celtic roots. Trademark evocative arrangements highlight inspired guitar work and delicious instrumentals on dulcimer, guitar and cittern. A gifted multi-instrumentalist, Jen's performances combine rich vocals, driving rhythms ... and a touch of ironic humour.

After representing Scotland at L'Orient International Celtic Festival in Brittany at the age of 18, Jenny joined the Battlefield Band, toured extensively in Europe and Britain and recorded the landmark album Stand Easy. This album dominated the weekly Melody Maker folk charts for over a year and has been re-released on CD. Jenny is included in the Guinness Book of Contemporary Music for her groundbreaking work with the Battlefield Band.

Jen has performed, written and directed countless pieces for radio, television, theatre, and film. These include:

  • feature artist Mr Anderson's Fine Tunes, BBC Radio Scotland
  • Tron Legends series - Edinburgh
  • composer and artistic director - cross cultural arts opening - Adelaide International Tattoo
  • filmed and broadcast nationally by Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • CD production - More Than a Pretty Face (various artists)
  • This Big Feeling (Lorraine Jordan)
  • Music Deli - ABC Radio
  • feature film soundtrack - Blood Red Roses
  • major festivals and venues in Holland, Belgium, France, Germany, Scotland, England and Australia
  • composer and performer - Edinburgh Fringe.
 

rich, velvety contralto ... marvellous harmonies
Sue Wilson, Scotsman

so wicked . . .
Kat Kraus, Colcannon

striking and infectious sound
Mr Anderson's Fine Tunes, BBC Radio Scotland

a consummate performer
Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre, Adelaide, South Australia

an amazing dulcimer player
Phil Cunningham, Scotland

multi-instrumental magic
Canberra Times, Australia

exquisite vocals, beautiful guitar work
Bill Hauritz, Maleny/Woodford Festival, Australia

... after more than an hour and three encores, I still wanted more ...
Anne Birmingham, QLD Folk Federation Magazine, Australia

if you've never heard Jenny Clark play the dulcimer, you've never heard the dulcimer played
Gadie Folk Club Review, Scotland




A graduate in Drama of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and a post graduate in Cultural Studies, Jen is an outstanding groupworker and workshop leader. She offers masterclasses and workshops in performance skills, arrangement, harmony, audio production and pre-production.

Jen worked as Musical Director and arranger for the 50 voice Edinburgh Scots choir Sangstream for three years. She further developed her Authentic Voice approach to voicework and now offers a range of individual and group learning opportunities. Jen's voice development workshops at the Scots Music Group's annual Power of Song attracted unprecedented demand.

In 2003 Jen received an award from the Scottish Arts Council (now part of Creative Scotland).


 ©  Jen Clark 2012