Emotional and poetic sound of Sara Dowling comes to Bedford venue

Sara Dowling was a talented cellist but now focuses on singing and songwriting
Sara Dowling was a talented cellist but now focuses on singing and songwriting

Poetic lyrics, haunting melodies and emotional vocals come to the Bedford Arms on Monday when Sara Dowling performs.

Born in Oman, she experienced great journeys through endless desert, which in years to come this would provide much inspiration for poetry and lyrics. At the age of eight her family returned to England where they settled in Cornwall.

Sara soon developed a love for the cello, leading to accolades including performances for Yo Yo Ma and a concerto performance with the Halle Orchestra.

Unfortunately circumstances beyond her control put a stop to a promising career as a cellist and it wasn’t until 2009 that Sara was able to re-emerge, this time using her talents as a vocalist.

Since that point, she has written and performed her own songs, written songs that have been published by EMI, and more recently she has become involved in the children’s show Rastamouse, both as a performer and a writer.

Now based in London, her first EP On your Own is already written and due for release early next year.

The collection of songs embraces both the wonderful and cruel realities of life.

Music at the weekly jazz session starts at 8.30pm with suggested contributions of £5 per person to pay the musicians a fair fee for their performance.