Lynne’s Yodelling Story

Lynne started yodelling at the age of 10 after listening to Frank Ifield singing "She Taught me to Yodel" however for 33 of those years she was a 'closet' yodeller only coming out in 2007 at a local gig. Since then Lynne's yodelling has taken some wonderful twists and turns.

New Zealand Games company Pik Pok commissioned some yodelling on one of their games called Giant Boulder of Death which was released by Universal. After performing at The Cornbury Festival with the International Ukuele Club of Sonning Common, the song "Taught me to Yodel" was chosen to be on that years' CD and she has had the great honour and pleasure of twice accompanying Mr Joe Brown MBE on the song "In The Jailhouse Now" at two of the International Ukulele Club of Sonning Common's concerts.

Christmas 2012 saw the release of her "A Yodelling Christmas Song" which caught the ear of Tom Robinson from BBC Radio 6 who played it on his show and here's what he had to say about it in his blog: "For this mixtape, I had to listen - with gritted teeth - to every single track uploaded to BBC Introducing in the last three months that had "Christmas" in the title. Imagine! And yet buried in that vast sugary snowdrift of clichéd sleighbells and schlock sentimentality, there were nineteen gems that I actually liked very much. Some of them funny, some cynical, some genuinely affecting… and some so silly and strange they were simply irresistible. Yes, Lynne Butler with your "Yodelling Christmas Song", I'm talking about you."

In 2014 she was invited onto Room 101 (presented by Frank Skinner), BBC Radio Five Live, BBC Radio Wales and appearing live on Breakfast TV teaching Naga and Charlie to yodel! Fun times indeed. In November that year Lynne was flown out to Barcelona to yodel at an Oktoberfest themed trade fair and then in December a very fun filled appearance on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch teaching Simon Rimmer and Tim Lovejoy to yodel along with their guests Paloma Faith, Jon Richardson, Sarah Hadland and Frank Skinner.

Since then there have been two appearances on Come Dine with Me as after dinner entertainment and many more live radio Interviews including many of the BBC local stations up and down the country, BBC Radio 2 teaching Simon Mayo and the team to yodel on Drive Time and teaching Geoff Lloyd and Annabel Port to yodel on Absolute Radio.

2017 had it's fair share of yodelling gigs for celebrity, public and corporate sector alike. A lovely private gig for Mel Geidroyc, also booked as standby performer for the Generation Game pilot in 2017 and more recently in December 2018 teaching Faye Tozer and Giovanni Pernice to yodel for Strictly Come Dancing. Since then she's taught Ant and Dec, Big Zuu, been live on CBBC Saturday mash up, Zoe Ball and Richie Anderson and in fact she made Zoe Ball's Top 12 Christmas days in 2021. Yodellynne and her brother also did some fancy duo yodelling on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown and that clip made it in to their All Time Top 30 in 2021 too.

Christmas 2022 Lynne was invited on to the Wynne Evans Show on BBC Radio Wales to chat about and demonstrate yodelling after which she was invited to perform at Wynne's Christmas Show Recorded Live from the BBC Studios in Cardiff. A fabulous end to a busy year.

A couple of exciting projects that can be revealed at present are firstly Lynne's first Yodelling album Yodelling with Yodellynne is in the making due to be released in 2024 sometime. It has yodelling from the traditional to the bizarre. Secondly, she is writing her autobiography - The Closet Yodeller which is a humorous look at her musical journey thus far and she's hoping to get it published in 2024, not only that, her one woman show entitled An evening with Lynne Nash aka The Closet Yodeller - a synopsis of her forthcoming book is due to be taken on the road in 2024 - so look out for dates - to be added in the new year.

Her yodelling workshops know no bounds having also recently provided one for Stag Do! Yes, you read correctly.

Lynne x