Old Waconian, Molly says Educational Fund is music to her ears

Keen folk musician Molly Evans, Class of 2010, has written to CHS to say how the Old Waconians’ Association Educational Fund has supported her musical career by allowing her to explore new techniques and develop her style.

Molly said: “It’s been an exciting year – following a busy summer of festivals, in the autumn I recorded a brand new project of original songs based on the traditional folklore work of Cheshire writer Alan Garner OBE. The project is called Deep Time and Narrow Space and was released in April this year.”

Through her unique exploration of words and music Molly has adapted and recorded new settings of Garner’s collected tales, stories and poems into songs texturally and melodically inspired by the English folk song tradition.

Molly has enjoyed a fascination with traditional song and the oral tradition from an early age, having grown up immersed in stories that have passed from generation to generation, through sound as well as the written word.

The album was created in collaboration with accomplished musicians Jack Rutter (guitar, bouzouki, and concertina), Archie Churchill-Moss (melodeon) and acclaimed producer Andy Bell (Producer – BBC Radio 2 Folk Award 2017 – Best Album & Group) and was released in April.

Since graduating from CHS, Molly has also completed a degree in Mathematics at University of Oxford and now looks after Digital Analytics for an internet service provider in Yorkshire.

You can listen to Molly’s songs online: www.mollymakesnoise.bandcamp.com


former cheadle hulme school student molly evans is a musician after receiving support from the educational fund