When Elspeth was a little girl, she had an (honorary) Auntie Dot, who sang and played the accordion at parties and created much conviviality. Elspeth has been aspiring to be Auntie Dot ever since. Luckily, early in her career Elspeth taught with Bert Santilly, who lent her a Galotta and got her started. Since then she has played and sung in schools and day centres, at ceilidhs, on peace marches, in a planetarium with an improvised music ensemble and with the Freedom Theatre in Palestine. She accompanies the Liverpool Socialist Singers on accordion and is often to be found singing and playing in Liverpool and beyond. She joined The No 1 Ladies in 2016, and thinks that Auntie Dot would have approved!