Milly Hirst has been playing, enjoying, watching and making music for as long as she can remember. Since the age of 15 she has been writing original songs, performing solo and with others, and also providing vocals and instrumentation including bass, keyboards and synth to bands and composers. 

In 2012, Milly recorded her first and a full length live album the same year, since this point, she has been working on bespoke song writing projects and singles. The musician’s song writing is inspired by storytelling, folk music and history, a sense of place and themes of womanhood. Milly enjoys listening to music of all genres and seeing music performed live as much as possible and believes the connection of live experience which an artist can create is one of the most important factors of performance. As such, she seeks to perform to live audiences as much as possible. 

In 2015 Milly moved into arts education as her day job, starting by working for a local cinema running educational events for all ages. More recently the artist has been working for an arts festival, specifically within a programme of work that connects children and young people with arts and culture.

Milly is particularly interested in using music as a way to express heritage, and has recently worked on a heritage project in conjunction with the 1418 Now commissions.