After studying classical violin for 12 years, Clare decided to switch to the Irish style of playing 10 years ago. She has since spent time in Ireland, toured the USA 6 times and recorded two albums with her band "Broderick". Clare is an experienced workshop leader, through her work as a project coordinator at local charity "Dorset People First".

She is now returning to her classical routes, studying violin with Dr Robert Jacoby. She is a member of the Dorset Chamber Orchestra and the Charminster String Quartet.