Valerie Hewson has been playing musical instruments and singing since she was a small child. She studied violin and fiddle with Christina Smith and Jennifer Johnson, guitar and piano with her sister Jean Hewson and voice with Julia Halfyard. She has been a member of the STEP Fiddlers, the Young Virtuosi Concerto and Gonzaga School Choir. Her solo gigs have included performances on the Neil Murray Stage, at the LSPU Hall, on George Street and at many private functions and weddings. Valerie is delighted to be performing on the Main Stage at this year's Folk Festival.