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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The Cafe and She.

She stares right inside

Hands cupped above her eyes

She rubs the glass with her gloves,

Unaware of how conspicuous

Is her face to all the tea drinkers.

Her eyes linger at the window,

Scanning the shoppers, waitresses and widows.

"Is she not quite right ?"

"Her hair used to be straight."

"He can't cope with her anymore."

"She's only got a distant,

a very, very distant


"But she can still walk."

"She's a stubborn old mule, I think."


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