Lizzie Shirley singer and songwriter,  music and singing leader,  drama teacher and workshop leader, song arranger, actor, comedian and published poet.

Scotsman …’sings as sweetly as anyone in Edinburgh’

Time Out …’equally talented in both arts…a rare and ringing voice’.

5 Stars …’a blithe acoustic stance…utterly lovely’

South London Press : …’highly recommended’ …’a born performer’.



Available for performances of a political/Socialist set of radical songs, (including Brecht, anti-nuclear, Leon Rosselson, etc) In a performance called 'Sing and Survive'. with accompanist on piano.

And for performances as singer/songwriter - including political and social comment songs, love songs, and quirky fun songs.






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Do I love you man
Once again
The same way
As before ?

I’ve seen you in between
Then and now
Now and then
We’ve met by chance
And parted.
Though your eyes lingered
And they penetrated
Whilst I failed to wonder
‘Does he still love?’

Could we still touch
And by touching make rain and thunder.
Or now, in a lightning flash of defeat,
Can I say what a blunder?
To cast aside
So many years?
Can we pretend
They were years for each to study life ?
To tread our destinies?
To trip on some rocky path ?
To cry, to shout, to anger, to laugh?

Or can we lighten the load
Of self deception
And say we should never have parted,
Or will that make us
Far too broken hearted ?

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