Sue Casson

writer and

singer of songs ...

‘haunting original songs.' Scotsman 'witty lyrics and soaring melodies’ Big Issue  

'a great rapport with the audience and a gorgeous voice' Broadway Baby

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Soothing Songs for Unsettled Times


During lockdown the solace of pictures and soothing sounds can be a welcome escape

from a scary world.


On Twitter, I've gone back to the beginning of my Words in Pictures lyric video series, to share them in the order they were made each week.


Number 9 - Flight of Fancy was originally uploaded for Halloween, but the idea of finding ways to escape dark thoughts in the middle of the night seems peculiarly apt just now.

Follow the lyric trail


Butterfly photographs by

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'Spread your wings and fly away'


2020 marks the anniversaries of the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials (75 years) and the European Convention on Human Rights (70 years)


The events are linked by David Maxwell Fyfe, who played a leading part in both.


Sue Casson's moving song cycle Dreams of Peace & Freedom, is at the heart of




She has written a series of blogs about the inspiration behind the music

- click to read the latest on why she set excerpts from The Magna Carta


A podcast performance of

Dreams of Peace & Freedom

by David Maxwell Fyfe's family

is now available on SoundCloud and YouTube

Click icon to hear

LISTEN Podcast



Casson is a founding director of TSLR,

an incubation company for a host of artistic and educational project.

English Cabaret is her production partnership with Tom Blackmore.


Follow them @EnglishCabaret 


or click on a logo to visit the sites and see what's in the pipeline.

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To commemorate the twin anniversaries,

English Cabaret are releasing  a film, recording, podcast and book,

and planning a series of performances.


Discover the full story at