"Tamsin's accordion recreates the thrill of the casbah whilst [her] flute and whistle take us on spellbinding, almost mystical, journeys which soar with unexpected twists and turns" - Outline Magazine


Solana formed in 2012 in Valencia, Spain, and has toured the UK and Europe extensively as well as releasing two albums. They play original compositions inspired by folk traditions from around the world, flamenco and contemporary jazz, with distinct musical threads brought by each band member.

"They make my spice shelf look boring… an accomplished and colourful album"
Folk Radio UK

"A multi-textured cornucopia of sound... a thrill to experience live"Outline Magazine

Solo & collaborative work

Creative arrangements of traditional music, and compositions inspired by journeys, late-night conversations, the stars, chance meetings and the weight of chronic illness.

Tamsin is one of the composers currently creating work supported by Sound and Music's New Voices artist development programme. 

"There is a rich thread of collaboration throughout [Tamsin's work], one which both celebrates and highlights the coming together of cultures and music... The results are always refreshingly inventive and exciting" - Folk Radio UK

Gathering, Parting (When Bright Shines the Moon)

A new composition for lever harp, oud and percussion 

Tamsin Elliott - harp, composition
Tarek Elazhary - oud
Salma Amr - percussion
Hesham Al Qersh - dance

Recorded between El Warsha, Cairo by Ahmad Kubbara and Wales by Sid Goldsmith; mixed by Sid Goldsmith
Filmed and edited by Tamsin Elliott 

Coyí d'un Artu una Flor

Traditional Asturian Tonada, arranged for flute, oud and percussion. Egypt, January 2020

Tamsin Elliott - flute
Tarek Elazhary - oud
Salma Amr - riq

Recorded by Ahmad Kubbara at El Warsha, Cairo
Mixed by Sid Goldsmith


Dedicated to my dear and wonderful friend JP Wolfgang, in memory of his father Richard Collins.

Tamsin Elliott - accordion, composition, video
Rowan Elliott - viola

Audio production by Sid Goldsmith
Cameras by Sid Goldsmith and Liam O'Connell

Part of the lockdown music film [FROM THE COOP]

Nubar Nubar

Traditional Armenian melody, arranged by the eight musicians living at my house during lockdown on harp, oud, double bass, violin, viola, concertina, clarinet & percussion.

Audio production by Sid Goldsmith
Cameras by Henry Edmonds and Naomi Larh

Part of the lockdown music film [FROM THE COOP]


Composition for solo harp performed in Sinai, Egypt, December 2017

Recorded & produced by Ahmad Kubbara
at El Warsha, Cairo

Music video directed by Yassin Gabriel
Additional footage by Randa Said
Thanks to all at Dayra Camp, Sinai

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