Finn started performing solo gigs in 2017. Featuring predominantly instrumental repertoire spanning original tunes and little-known material drawn from the recorder’s vast and fascinating Baroque and Early repertoire, along with solo versions of the songs from Finn's band sets. Finn was a New Roots finalist in 2017 and 2019, and a BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award semi-finalist in 2018.
THE FINN COLLINSON BAND
BRAND NEW FOR 2019! Finn will be performing selected gigs with a full band to support his album release. This band features a rhythm section of guitar/double bass and drums, together with oboe/cor anglais.
The band comprises young musicians with diverse backgrounds in jazz, singer-songwriter and classical music, and features Jonno Gaze (drums, percussion), Tom Leader (guitar, double bass, backing vocals) and Emma Beach (oboe, vocals).
Aurai are Finn Collinson, Juliet Evans, George Meeks and Leah Saltoun, a young London-based recorder quartet comprising students from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Since forming in late 2017, the quartet has undertaken work in performance, education and private functions. Equally at home performing medieval or contemporary repertoire, the quartet are looking forward to a busy 2019 with their first international competition and a new contemporary work being written for them.
Stroma is a new ceilidh band featuring Bríona Mannion (fiddle), Caitlin Heathcote (calling), Finn Collinson (guitars, whistles) and Jordan Murray (bodhrán, percussion). Stroma are available for private function bookings across London and beyond - get in touch for more information!
Contemporary folk duo featuring Finn on recorder, mandolin, bouzouki and vocals alongside Georgia Morgan Turner (guitar, vocals, percussion). Gigs included appearances at Sidmouth FolkWeek, FolkEast, Broadstairs Folk Week, Looe Music Festival and folk clubs in London, Colchester, Norwich and Hitchin. Finalists in the 2016 New Roots competition.
TILLY MOSES (2014-2017)
Finn was a collaborator with folk/acoustic singer-songwriter Tilly Moses (formerly known as Tilly Dalglish); they appeared as a duo at FolkEast, Folk in a Field, Ipswich Music Day, Folkroom @ The Harrison, Cambridge Folk Club and The Quay Theatre (Sudbury) amongst other local venues and festivals. Finn is also featured heavily on Tilly’s debut album Alight & Adrift, released summer 2017.
Finn was involved in many collaborative projects as a member of Aldeburgh Young Musicians from 2011-2016, including appearing on stage alongside folk luminaries Bellowhead and BBC Folk Award Winners The Young’Uns.
Since 2016 Finn has been a member of the English Folk Dance and Song Society‘s Youth Forum, a project designed to increase activity in the folk arts amongst young people. He has also performed with the Cambridge-based recorder band Zero Gravity and Emily Askew's ceilidh band Ceilidh Factor (including performances alongside the likes of John Dipper and Matt Quinn).