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Sarah died peacefully during the night of 14 September 2013 at the age of 65. She was at home and surrounded by her friends Angus, Moira and Carolyn. Throughout her time of illness, she showed incredible bravery, grace and dignity, continuing to perform and lead workshops until very near the end. With more than 30 years’ experience as a performer of folk music, Sarah was widely known on the scene from her work with Craig Morgan Robson, Curate's Egg and Bread & Roses - she will be missed greatly in our musical world.

Sarah was interested in singing, and in particular, harmony singing, from an early age. She became part of the blossoming folk scene in the 60s, getting involved in the vibrant Sussex scene. Her encouragement of other singers over the years has left a lasting legacy and her writing and arrangements of songs have touched many people. In recent years, she worked extensively with community choirs, conducting, writing and arranging material with great skill and passion.

Sarah's funeral took place in her home village of St Mary Bourne in Hampshire. Though a sad occasion, the church was full of people paying their respects to an incredible person and celebrating her life in words and song.

Since then, Sarah has posthumously been awarded the Professional Doctorate by Contribution to Public Work at the University of Winchester. The examiners were extremely impressed with her submission which she worked on right up until the week before she passed away.