The Thorne-born musician, broadcaster and media personality today (Tuesday) sang the praises of her twins at a special Sheffield ceremony.
The classical-crossover artist became honorary graduate at the same ceremony children Jeremy and Chloe received 2:1 diplomas.
The 'Doncaster Diva' who later lived at an Isle of Axholme cottage proudly joined them for a University of Sheffield Octagon photo call.
Honoured with a CBE in 2001 for services to music, the 61-year-old is a firm fan of Cusworth Hall Museum, Hatfield Woodhouse Cricket Club, Doncaster Market and Epworth Tap restaurant, being less enamoured of Doncaster town centre planning.
BBC's genealogy programme Who Do You Think You Are? revealed her pianist grandfather accompanied silent films at Sheffield area cinemas.