Department of Music – Dr Fay Hield

“There’s nothing more inspiring than seeing a group of eager young minds come in with a mass of enthusiasm and a massive skill set and being able to just put ideas in front of them and watch them apply that to where they want to go in life.”

Dr Fay Hield is a Lecturer in Ethnomusicology and Music Management at the University of Sheffield. She’s also an award winning, critically acclaimed folksinger who performs with her band The Hurricane Party and as part of The Full English.

The Full English was awarded ‘Best Group’ and ‘Best Album’ in the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, and Fay was nominated as ‘Folk Singer of the Year’.