Mel Biggs is a musician, melodeon teacher and Morris musician based in South Derbyshire. She started playing and dancing for Foxs Border Morris (Kidderminster) at the age of 10. Being part of their wide social circle introduced her to many other sides, the folk scene, sessions and festivals around the country.
When she moved to Cardiff in 2006 to study at University, she joined Widders Border Morris (Chepstow) and picked up the side’s spare melodeon (and would later spend her student loan on buying it!). She also danced Cotswold for a short time with Bedcote Morris (Stourbridge) whilst taking up the role of Acting Secretary for Open Morris on a temporary basis in 2012.
She is a founder member of Harlequin Morris – a mixed Cotswold side based all over the UK and has played for Ouse Washes Molly from Norfolk.
Mel established her music education business in 2009, and has worked hard to build her widely recognised online melodeon tuition brand through online video courses and private teaching. As a performer, she has worked on some incredible cross-cultural dance fusion projects, taught abroad, performed at some top UK festivals and recorded three albums with her trio Moirai with Jo Freya and Sarah Matthews.
Throughout lockdown, Mel has recorded her debut album which will be launching at the end of May 2021. Find out more about Mel and her work at www.melbiggsmusic.co.uk.