13
Mar

“From a Lullaby Kiss”

I first heard “From a Lullaby Kiss” less than two weeks ago. That’s how quickly these things can happen. I was sitting on the floor at the back of the Knight & Spiers gig I was organising at Whitchurch Folk Club, when Peter Knight started playing it. It was the only piece in the gig […]

13
Mar

Tour news regarding coronavirus

You might want to make a cuppa and get comfy. I’ve a few things to tell you… The following gigs are currently still on. However, things are clearly changing all the time. My view is that, since the Scottish and Irish leaders have deemed indoor gatherings of 500 or more to be unsafe, that seems […]

13
Jan

Spring Tour, 2020

Here we go, then! Gearing up for my first big outing of 2020. I’ll be hitting all the places linked below, so make sure you come along and see me if you can. As always, Brummie songs aplenty, with a few tidbits and morsels thrown in. If you’re interested in seeing a very rare performance […]

26
Jul

Holly Ho [Roud 1407] – The Story of a Song

Part of the fascination I have for traditional folk songs is the way in which they humble the singer. As a singer/songwriter, I spent years thinking about the ways in which a song represents the self – a snapshot or meditation on the writer in that moment. What grabbed me about traditional song was how much […]