As seen in the Gallows Pole.
Jennifer is a performer of nineteenth century Lancashire dialect and Victorian broadside ballads.
Jennifer has an Advanced Diploma in Local History at Oxford University.
She researches nineteenth century music to educate, perform the songs live, deliver talks and workshops and to contribute to the field with funded research projects
Her work has taken her to Venice, Croatia, New York and lately Bangladesh, where she tested the idea that the Industrial Revolution had never stopped, it had just moved to Dhaka. She spoke at the first ethno musicography conference on the Indian sub-continent about her research into Bangladeshi and Mancunian weaving songs. She is currently consultant on the University of Leeds and Science Museum project ‘Congruence Engine’.
Jennifer researches ballads and applies them to modern life. You may have seen her on the television in both factual and entertainment programming. Jennifer plays the character of Barb in Shane Meadows’ period drama The Gallows Pole.