Sarah Graves was born in Essex and has lived there all her life - which makes her a genuine Essex girl. She
has been involved in dance of all kinds from a very early age and this quite naturally led to an interest in music.
local folk clubs in her teens not only sparked off a lifelong interest in traditional music and song, but also led to marriage.
She met Mick at Chelmsford Folk Club and they married while she was at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts studying printed
textiles. Soon after their marriage Mick was asked to join one of Essex's first Ceilidh bands, 'Lumps of Plum Pudding', as
fiddle player. It is largely down to him that Sarah took up the English Concertina
as he borrowed one from a friend and encouraged her to 'have a go'. She is now a highly respected player, has released
a CD entitled 'Black Boxes' and appears on the English International compilation 3 CD set, along with players from all over