Tunelink is a community music project and family business run by mother and son Griselda Sanderson and Louis Bingham. We combine our backgrounds in teaching, performance and academia with a shared love of social music making.
Founded in 2017 the project was initially set up for a pilot series of evening classes, but has since grown to become a network through which we facilitate a number of different activities, and has brought together a wide and diverse community of friends and collaborators.
Originally from Scotland, Gris moved to South Devon to study music at Dartington College of Arts, later becoming a lecturer there and gaining a PHD in musicology. As a performer and composer she has become a prominent exponent of the Swedish Nyckelharpa, and has provided music for film, TV and theatre, including Shakespeare’s Globe and the RSC.
She runs Waulk Records, her own record label and publishing company, and has a large back catalogue of varied folk, roots and world music which she has worked on as performer, composer and producer.
Read more about Gris here: www.grissanderson.com
Brought up in a musical family, Louis formalised his training at Newcastle University, gaining a first class degree in Folk and Traditional Music with honours in performance in 2013.
After a few years touring with a travelling circus in the house band he moved back to his native Devon, where he enjoys playing and passing on the music and traditions he loves, particularly with the next generation of young musicians.
He also works for music outreach charity Live Music Now, providing music in a number of care and community settings such as hospitals, schools and care homes.
Read more about Louis here: www.louisbingham.com