Eve Loiseau - Fiona Barrow - Murray Grainger

Eve Loiseau

Eve Loiseau’s passion for Piaf developed at a young age, around the dining table in South East France.

Coming from a French family of singers, long summer meals were often rounded off with French chansons. Piaf is inimitable, but Eve’s lustrous French tone captures the essence of the Piaf performance in this tribute to the ‘Little Sparrow’.

Since her debut at the Royal Festival Hall in Feb 2002, Eve Loiseau has given recitals in England, New York & France and has featured on BBC R3, WNYC Radio, PMW Music and the BBC production, The Roman Mysteries. Eve performs with Periscope Ensemble.

Fiona Barrow

Fiona Barrow began the violin at 7 years old, happily surviving a classical training to move on to musical forms where foot-tapping is not reprimanded. Since then she has travelled far and wide, performing in bars, streets, boats, trains, caves, cathedrals and the odd roundabout!

She has worked extensively in theatre as a performer, musical director and composer, including a sell-out run on Broadway and tours of Europe, Australia, and USA. Fiona is a regular player with Kneehigh.

Murray Grainger

Murray Grainger has played accordion everywhere from Celtic Connections to The Royal Albert Hall and is equally at home playing folk music or contemporary opera.

Murray Grainger is in a privileged position, having been trained in the classical accordion at The Royal Academy of Music,he has performed internationally, and taught classical, folk and traditional techniques at prominent musical institutions.
Combined with this Murray Grainger has a great love for traditional music from the UK and beyond.

Company Members

Guest violinist for Northern Ireland & French tours.

Adam Summerhayes’s
 defies musical categorisation; he effortlessly moves between disciplines –  20th century chamber music recordings, early music, a fiddle lament or the wild and spiralling improvisations that are his trademark. For him, music is about storytelling: communication and unrestrained creativity. 

First touring accordionist and arranger.

Edward Jay played with Kneehigh Theatre Company in the USA with show, ‘Brief Encounter’. Edward has been playing accordion since the age of 8. He toured with Yehudi Menuhin’s award winning ‘Live Music Now’ scheme, introducing thousands of children to the accordion.

The Travelling-Lite Show – UK and Holland.

Piaf the Songs is delighted to introduce accordionist Jaye Vickers. Originally from England and now living in Edam, Jaye has been musically involved with Travelling Theatre, composing and performing for over 30 years. Her virtuosity encompasses many different styles and influences having toured extensively throughout Europe.  She plays and teaches accordion whilst running the music business with her husband John, MUSICEDAM Edam +31 (0) 299 750 525 enquiries@musicedam.com