Rosemary Schonfeld – singer-songwriter, guitarist, percussionist, composer, and a published author, with a varied creative output. Have a listen to music from my two CDs, plus new single tracks, and read a couple of poems from my book ‘Standing on Your Head‘
Find out more about my children’s songs and how to download all my music by going to Tracks & Downloads .
THE MIGRANT’S LAMENT – my latest song. Go to Tracks & Downloads
LOCKDOWN PERFORMANCE recorded in May 2021 at home during the pandemic for the International German LFT Festival this year. One clip has German subtitles: https://youtu.be/uhaMdMwNYVc, the other English subtitles: https://youtu.be/onnfnTPAxZ0
‘Words on the Street‘ is the e-book I co-authored with Simon Chater, chronicling nearly three years of campaigning to remain in the EU after the Referendum. Devon for Europe ran regular Devon wide street stalls where we talked to people to try and debunk the lies which had fuelled the Referendum. It was tough. Simon wrote reports on the stalls, and I wrote a series of haikus trying to encapsulate events and feelings. My very first one was:
Seventy years’ peace,
Why should I care about that?
I want blue passports.
This book also includes some newspaper headlines to show what was happening politically at different times. At the moment it is free to download so please do, enjoy, and share as widely as you like – https://www.devonforeurope.com/words_on_the_street/ I have plans to record some of the Brexit haikus with some graphics and put them on Youtube.
Soundart Radio interview performing two songs and reading one poem: https://www.mixcloud.com/Soundart_Radio/receding-hairline-may-3rd-with-john-and-guest-rosemary-schonfeld/
For anyone interested in rhythms, from beginners to professional drummers, Drumātrix, a different approach to drumming, is an inspiring downloadable teaching package. For a bit of fun click on the icon Lyleth to be taken to this animated teen guitarist’s site.
Throughout the 1980s I was one half of the women’s band OVA. All our recordings and many interviews can be heard on https://womensliberationmusicarchive.co.uk
” Huskily, soulful voice” Event Magazine South West
“A little bit jazzy, a bit bluesy – strong warm voice” Folk Roots Magazine
“A truly unique sound” Making Music Magazine