Lancashire born Kirsten has played Violin from childhood. Later she attended Goldsmiths University in London where her musical career took off. Then living in Greenwich she played in a number of bands and sessioned on a number of recordings, whilst still finding time to play at many English and London Irish sessions. Kirsten is now found in Sussex where she recently moved and has been a regular in the Sussex sessions, Old Time scene and Cajun music.

She regularly plays in Ceilidh and Barn Dance bands and is also a member of the fantastic French Swing band Fleur De Paris