Silken Tracks and Silver Hooks – Ida

ida barker live at The Boardwalk, Sheffield 2008

Ida live at The Boardwalk Sheffield 2008 – picture taken by Ian Parker

Ida – (singer/songwriter/guitarist). Yorkshire lass. Began performing ‘live’ July 2003 – 2010; a rarity of original words and music, unaided by backing, unabashed to stand on her own (to be counted) at various venues around the North of England.

Self-taught. Ida, I’m sure, if she had to visit Niagara Falls, would take one look at it, then say, “Yes. I could fix that!”


ida - album cover - The Only Thing Coming Down Is The Rain

Album available from iTunes – released by BeatRoute Records International – April 2009 – this striking ECLECTIC-ELECTRIC 15 track album is a collation of Ida’s self-penned edgy yet sensitive story-telling songs, which gained her recognition through constant gigging – managed by her mother – Gwen Hullah.

physical CD - ida - The Only Thing Coming Down Is The Rain

See Ida videos (busking, gigs and music videos) at – I FORGOT TO FORGET video

ida - I Forgot To Forget

This site – replaces the original website – designed by Ida in 2004-2010.


In 2016 Ida re-invented herself as a phantasy author – published by She And The Cat’s Mother, taking the name Zizzi Bonah – firstly by way of her novel – #Entrangement: Where Colours Don’t Bleed, a story that takes you to the curb in the sky.

book cover - #Entrangement by Zizzi Bonah

While her collection of short stories and verses – #GirlRogues: Braggadocio, is for those with minds as broad as braggadocio, and nerves hard enough to rival a diamond from the first water…

book cover - #GirlRogues by Zizzi Bonah

Both available from in paperback and ebook – author blog