Cecilia Eng has been a science fiction/fantasy (filk) singer/songwriter since 1984 and has performed in England, Canada and across the US. She was inducted into the Filk Hall of Fame in 2013 for her contributions to the filk community. Since her retirement in 2018 she has become active in the Portland Folk Music Society and has joined virtual song circles in both the filk and folk communities during the course of the pandemic, keeping a calendar of filk events at the Friends of Filk website at https://friendsoffilk.org showing international filk circles and conventions.
She writes original songs as well as parodies (funny and serious) of existing songs. Her 1985 song, “Helva’s Song” based on Anne McCaffery’s story, “The Ship Who Sang” is still a fan favorite today.
One of her most recent parodies is an uncomfortably serious song (based, with permission, on Eric Bogle’s “No Man’s Land”) about homelessness called “No Man’s Home”.
You can pull up some of her music on YouTube, SoundCloud, and can also download her 2015 Conflikt Guest of Honor concert online if you Google “Cecilia Eng Conflikt”.