Rosie Hood is a young traditional singer from Wiltshire. Having started learning traditional songs at an early age from her family, Rosie is now well known for her strong, pure voice and engaging solo performance. Rosie has a keen interest in the history of traditional songs, particularly those of her native Wiltshire, where she has spent time researching in the local archives and developing a broad repertoire of local songs.

She was a finalist in the 2011 New Roots competition for young musicians, and won both the Open Mic Competition at the 2011 Shrewsbury Folk Festival and the 2012 Fred Jordan Memorial Award (for Traditional singing). Rosie released a solo EP in 2011 that was very well received. She has since performed at many of the country's leading folk festivals and folk clubs, both as a headline booking and supporting a number of established folk artists, including the Cecil Sharp Project and Nic Jones.

Rosie can currently be seen performing lead vocals in The Dovetail Trio, a band that has bookings across the UK and Canada this year.

BBC Fellowship

At the end of 2014 it was announced that Rosie had been awarded a BBC Performing Arts Fellowship to work with the English Folk Dance and Song Society.

Under the scheme, EFDSS will work with Rosie during 2015 to develop her artistic skills and professional opportunities, offering her guidance in a number of areas.

Rosie will also have access to rehearsal and performance opportunities and be part of EFDSS' showcasing programme both in the UK and abroad.

You can find out more about the followship over on EFDSS' website.