Carmel hails from Lancashire but is now happily settled in the Derbyshire Dales. Her early career was as a professional librarian, but she has had her own project management business for many years. She specialises in planning administration and proofreading. 

Carmel has been singing since the age of 5, and she is classically trained.

She is a member of Musique in the Ayre,  an evolving circle of singers and instrumentalists formed by lutenist/luthier Din Ghani in 2011 to explore the vast repertoire of 16th and 17th century. Carmel has performed regularly as part of duos and trios and also in solo recitals.

With lutenist Nick Gravestock she has formed ‘Ayres and Graces’.  They have great fun performing Tudor music in stately homes in period costume.

When not singing she can be found hiking the hills of Derbyshire or in her clogs practising Lakeland step dances.