Celia lives in Broughton in Furness in South Cumbria and has always been influenced by folk music - in the early days it was traditional songs which she enjoyed learning and performing. Latterly she has become interested in more contemporary music, both British and American.
Celia particularly enjoys song writing and includes, in her performances a repertoire of her own songs inspired by topical events or people and places she has come across. Her "Song for Cumbria" , following radio plays, raised funds for the flood appeal following "Storm Desmond" in 2015.
She is a former winner of Newcastleton music festival and also of Radio Lancashire's song writing competitions.