Live dates

Past live dates include:


Nettlebed Folk Club ( Regular performer )

8th May 2019 Cecil Sharp House, London ( Trio with Benji Kirkpatrick and Tim Cotterell )

4th Feb until 19th April 2019 – Folk Opera “Rouse Ye Women” ( National tour with )

Nov 7th 2018 – Red Lion folk club, Birmingham ( Trio with Benji Kirkpatrick and Tim Cotterell )

27th October 2018 – Folk at Snells Barn charity event ( solo )

13th October 2018 – No 8 Pershore ( solo )

6th until 9th Sept 2018 – Bromyard Folk Festival ( main stage Friday 20.45 with Benji Kirkpatrick – solo elsewhere )

17th August 2018 – Folk East

7th August 2018 – Sidmouth Folk Week ( Folk Rising Plus@ The Bedford and The Cellar – with Benji Kirkpatrick )

16th June 2018 – Leamington Peace Festival ( solo )

23rd until 28th May 2018 – John Jones and the Reluctant Ramblers Spine of England ( Band member and solo) Link:

21st May 2018 – Warwick folk club ( solo )

20th April 2018 – House Concert, Threlkeld, Lake District ( Trio with Benji Kirkpatrick and Tim Cotterell )

18th April 2018 – Biddulph Arms, Stoke-on-Trent ( Trio with Benji Kirkpatrick and Tim Cotterell )

7th April 2018 – The Listening Room – Old Fire Station, Oxford ( Solo – Supporting Chris Leslie )

6th April 2018- Sing In the Spring festival – ( solo plus workshop )

21st March 2018 – Lamb folk club, Eastbourne ( solo )

10th March 2018 – Peterborough Womens Festival

What people say

Theatre reviews – Folk Opera “Rouse Ye Women”
“Rowan Godel’s “Bird,” was beautifully observed. She played the character impeccably including accent, dialect and innocence the women had back then. One warms to this heroine early on and Ms. Godel’s playing is a delight. Her singing is also so effortless yet thoughtful. Enchanting.”
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“Rowan is simply one of the best singers I have ever worked with.“
John Jones – Singer / writer / musician (Oysterband)

“I’ve worked with Rowan on various projects and it’s always been a joy. Yes, she has a gorgeous voice – but importantly she also has a great attitude to getting stuck in, to learning, and to making sure she does what needs doing. A proper work ethic, a valuable ear for experimentation and improvisation, and an easygoing temperament. Singing with a smile on her face! “
Boff Whalley – Musician (Chumbawumba), play wright, activist

“Rowan Godel is one of those singers who manages to nail a song straight away with no apparent effort. She is not only possessed of an angelic voice, but also fine musicianship and an easy going personality… It has been my privilege to work with her on six CD albums and many live festival and tour appearances, always a reliable and easy going friend and colleague.”
Ray Cooper – Musician (aka Chopper – Oysterband)

About work with Billy Cowie:
Edge of Nowhere/Under Flat Sky is a ravishing double bill choreographed by Billy Cowie. The sheer beauty of Under Flat Sky is breathtaking: a visual projection designed by German artist Silke Mansholt and vocals by Rowan Godel are all part of an entrancing whole.”
Stephanie Green – The Skinny Sep 2015

About work with Billy Cowie:
Under Flat Sky, conceived and choreographed by Billy Cowie merges music, pictures, poetry, story and dance into an organic whole, measured and meditative. The singing of Rowan Godel creates an atmosphere of magical dreamlike suspension.
Susanna Battisti – Fogli e Parole d’Arte 27 July 2016

“ We found Rowan’s Hummingbirds Workshop friendly and fun… Our experience of singing in a choir is limited but Rowan’s excellent teaching methods and warm personality gave us confidence…  The day was well organised but very relaxed, and whatever your level of skill and experience, you felt that Rowan was taking care of you personally.  Highly recommended ! ”

Pauline and Robin from Gloucestershire

“I love coming to Rowan’s singing workshops… her passion about the sound she is creating with us is infectious… we are free to be bold and brave in our singing; she makes makes us feel completely safe. She’s that good”. 

Nic from Evesham

“ Brilliant … It was great fun. I loved the variety of the songs and the way, as a group, you helped us explore the boundaries of what our voices could each do… Now, I really see how singing is good for our health and wellbeing… Your workshops should be prescribed on the NHS. I’m still buzzing ! ”

Alex via email. 

“These are not your average singing workshops. I’ve tried a few, from scary formal ‘you must read music’ groups to raucous rock choirs. Rowan’s are refreshingly different. If you want to improve your singing skills and have lots of fun while learning all kinds of harmony songs ‘by ear’ from all over the world (and some penned by Rowan) then these are the ones to come to. 

Rowan makes her workshops a welcoming, encouraging space to spend a few hours. There’s plenty of tea and cakes too. All you need is enthusiasm. Give it a go, you’ll be uplifted. “

Rachel from Somerset