Michael Boe and Sean Ashmore are musicians originally from the North of England.

Now living in the South of France, they continue to make music both online, a sixth CD (‘Retrouver’) will be released at the end of July 2017, as well as performing and offering mentoring to other musicians.



‘Retrouver’ –  is Michael and Sean’s 6th CD. Available NOW!

The track listing is;

  • A Ring of Bright Water
  • Hey There 
  • Just Remember
  • When the Meadow is Blooming
  • O Sacred Head
  • Laschi Ch’io Pianga
  • O Come, O Come Emmanuel
  • More Than A Broken Vow
  • How Do I Stop Loving You?
  • Make our Garden Grow
  • What a Wonderful World

We use donationware to ‘purchase’ CDs – please click on the picture below, this will take you to PayPal where you can donate either the suggested amount or any amount you feel appropriate (please remember postage and packing costs us at least €4 per CD, more to Countries outside of Europe and we reserve the right to add P&P to cover costs.)

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All tracks were previously released on Soundcloud – all but ‘What a Wonderful World’ have been reworked either by new mastering or new instrumentation.





Michael Boe is an award winning Tenor from Fleetwood in the North of England. He has performed with many top opera companies singing lead roles across the range from ‘Ernani’ to ‘Hoffmann’, ‘Calaf’ to ‘Sir Lancelot’. Michael moved into directing 2009, winning awards for his production of ‘Macbeth’. He set up North Star Opera in 2003 with a desire not only to bring opera and operatic performances to  wider audience, but also to present opera in new and diverse ways for this new audience.

Sean Ashmore is a Musical Director and recitalist (both Piano and Pipe Organ) from Preston who has frequently featured on UK and European TV and Radio. He has worked as a guest conductor with many UK orchestras and recently won an International composing competition for his instrumental piece, ‘Lacrymosa’.

Together they have released 6 CDs, ‘Serenata‘, ‘I’m a Stranger Here Myself‘, ‘Anthem‘ ‘A La Voix‘, ‘Along the Way’ and in July 2017, ‘Retrouver‘.

They are now starting on their 7th CD, music from Kurt Weill and Leonard Bernstein.



New YouTube Channel

Our music videos have been spread around parts of the internet and we wanted to create a proper home for them… Please visit, share, subscribe and like our lovely home for music and art at You Tube. Click here!!

Such sweet thoughts…

We wanted to say how much we appreciate your comments and thoughts after receiving a copy of our new CD ‘Retrouver’. We very much enjoyed putting it together (although the process is quite different here in France).    If you’ve not seen the trailer, head over to https://goo.gl/xX8Mpz