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 shortlisted for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award in 2018.
THE FINN COLLINSON BAND
The Finn Collinson Band completed successful tours in 2019 and 2021 and are hitting the road again in 2022. This band features a rhythm section of guitar/accordion and percussion, together with oboe/cor anglais.
The band for 2022 comprises virtuosic musicians specialising in a range of different genres, and features Emma Beach (oboe, vocals), Archie Churchill-Moss (diatonic accordion, guitar) and Evan Carson (bodhran, percussion).
Aurai are Finn Collinson, Julien Harman-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 were awarded the Royal Wind Music Prize at the Open Recorder Days Amsterdam competition in 2019, the only UK prizewinners.
Stroma is a ceilidh band featuring Bríona Mannion (fiddle), Caitlin Heathcote (caller, clarsach), Finn Collinson (guitars, whistles) and Jordan Murray (bodhrán, percussion). Stroma are available for private function bookings across London and beyond, and have performed at several iconic venues in the capital. The band are also making exciting plans to branch out into listening gigs... watch this space!
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.
From 2016-19 Finn was 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).
2015 - SHORELARK - Longwayes for Six (producer, performer, writer, engineer)
2017 - TILLY MOSES - Alight & Adrift (performer, arranger)
2017 - THE YOUNG'UNS - Strangers (chorus vocals with Aldeburgh Young Musicians)
2019 - FINN COLLINSON - Call To Mind (producer, performer, writer, engineer)
2020 - KEV WALFORD - Americanarama (performer)
2020 - ELYE CUTHBERTSON - Covid 19 Compositions (performer)