East London composer/violinist, and member of ‘Britain’s most exciting new folk band’ (Uncut Magazine), Stick In The Wheel.
The story of how Epping Forest was saved is a complex campaign involving ancient laws and modern politicians, well-connected socialists, corporations, early conservationists and working-class activism.
An exploration of Waltham Forest's rich history of community action and protest, including a panel discussion with me talking about the threat of enclosure during the C19th, and the people who helped save the forest, including my ancestor Thomas Willingale.
Music video for my single Halyard.
The first in a series of blogs exploring the history of Epping Forest. This one is all about the Iron Age hillfort, Loughton Camp.
I can now excitedly announce that I’ve been invited by City of London Epping Forest to be its Artist in Residence in 2019 - a whole year let loose in the forest to explore nature, local history and sound. Find out more …
Stick In The Wheel 2018 round-up
This year I’ve been guest presenter for The Nest Collective Hour on Resonance 104.4FM. My show has focused on new releases from the traditional folk and contemporary classical worlds, and live guests have included Moore Moss Rutter, You Are Wolf, Jo Quail and Santiago Quartet.
A really haunting piece ... there’s a real sense of place’ Sean Rafferty BBC Radio 3 In Tune
When I decided to work on a solo project, I knew it would be violin led and instrumental, but what would it sound like?
Delta is released along with remixes by EAN (Stick In The Wheel, Various Production) and Jay Chakravorty (Bryde)
Ellie Wilson is supported by PRS Foundation’s Open Fund