A busker who draws people in with her harp on Aldeburgh seafront has released a new album, self-funded by donations while busking.

Zoe Anderton, a former high school music teacher, has been performing open-air near the yacht pond in Aldeburgh to raise funds to record and release her newest album, Sounds of Serenity.

Recorded in four hours in Decoy Studios in Woodbridge, the albums features a mixture of classical and pop tunes, including Sweet Caroline and the theme from Jurassic Park.

The album is raising money for Motor Neurone Disease, in memory of former colleague David O’Neal, who she met teaching music at City of Norwich School (CNS), who sadly passed away with the condition.

Released in November, all proceeds from sales go towards the MND Association, which works to improve access to care, research, and campaigns for people affected by motor neurone disease.

East Anglian Daily Times: Ms Anderton performs at the Wentworth Hotel once a month.Ms Anderton performs at the Wentworth Hotel once a month. (Image: Newsquest)

Having moved to Aldeburgh in 2017, Ms Anderton currently teaches harp one-to-one at Woodbridge School.

In her spare time, she performs at weddings and other events, and plays at the Wentworth Hotel in Aldeburgh once a month.

Ms Anderton said: "I always have a lovely response. Nobody is expecting a harp to be outside, and it's fun to meet many different people. 

"David O'Neal organised music services in schools. He was such a big character and such a memorable person, which made his diagnosis so tragic as he was so full of life and quite a quirky character.

"It has been lovely to keep his memory alive. Playing the harp also brings a lot of joy."

Ms Anderton began her harp studies with Carol Harries, and went on to the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with Eluned Pierce.

She then studied at the University of Manchester under the tutelage of Eira Lynn Jones and then trained as a music teacher.

Ms Anderton has played with the Ipswich Symphony Orchestra, Suffolk Philharmonic, Prometheus Orchestra and the Academy of St Thomas Orchestra.