There are different ways of making music.

I think of myself as a harper: I can learn a tune or a piece from an old manuscript or some other written notes, but that's only the basis of what I play, and I don't look at the notes while I'm playing, what I play is an improvisation which might be based on a melody or a piece which was already written, but which is influenced by the situation, the mood, the people I'm playing for: and I trust it's a new experience which is created every time I play. I'm happy to play in cafés and in the streets, and the harp is a valued thread in the rich tapestry of life, rather than being the whole of life itself.