Performing with Peggy Seeger in Oxford

Naomi, Rachel and I had the privilege of sharing a stage with Peggy Seeger last month in Oxford during our Three Acres And A Cow show at House of the Commons.

She sang Carry Greenham home and Hey Ho Cooke and Rowe, sharing her personal memories of the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp as well as joining us for our rendition of Ewan Maccoll’s The Manchester Rambler about the Kinder Scout mass trespass of 1932.

Since reading Peter Cox’s amazing book Set Into Song, Peggy has been one of my idols, so to meet and perform with her was a delight.

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Photos from an epic week

So last week I did nine shows in eight days including ‘Three Acres And A Cow’ at the International Permaculture Convergence, a Pedal Folk tour and Metal’s Harvest festival. Here are a few photos… now I’m off to dribble in a corner for a couple of weeks whilst I recover!

F**k Off Back To Eton – The David Cameron ‘busker’ affair

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Oh golly gosh, I was up in Northumberland to see my Nana for a peaceful break after the ‘Three Acres And A Cow‘ spring tour, when a nasty big blue bus cut me up on my bike… and then I had a little unplanned chance to sing to David Cameron… Quite an unexpected bit of serendipity perhaps?

This interview is a good place to start if you want to know my thoughts – http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/david-camerons-ukulele-busker-i-thought-f-off-back-to-eton-was-a-bit-crass-but-it-came-from-the-heart-10177329.html

Due to popular demand I have begun a campaign to get ‘F**k off back to Eton’ to number 1 during the general election – subscribe here to be kept in the loop with updates – http://eepurl.com/bjZrGr

Here is a chord sheet, I’d love to hear your version – use the hashtag #fuckoffbacktoeton on twitter and I’ll find it – download the chord sheet and lyrics to ‘F**k Off Back To Eton