Basia and I have been messing about recording on my little boat – I hope you enjoy this video of us playing The Suitor’s Ballyhoo.
Pull Up The Roots have just booked me for a headline show at The Slaughtered Lamb in Clerkenwell on Tuesday 1st November. Which is officially the first time a reputable London promoter have let me do this. To celebrate me and the biggest band I can pull together for the night are going to put on a SHOW.
Tori is going to bring her harp down, we will be unleasing my shiny new dark ditty ‘The Dirge Of Mark Duggan’, Caitlin is playing accordion (it will be her last show for a couple of months as she heads to India for work), Basia will be rocking the violin and hopefully there will be guest moments from some other friends.
Basically, if you have half a mind to come and see me play any time soon, come to this show!
Tickets from https://www.wegottickets.c
ADDRESS & DIRECTIONS
The Slaughtered Lamb
34-35 Great Sutton Street
London EC1V 0DX
Google maps: http://tinyurl.com/nyzfc4
UNDERGROUND: FROM BARBICAN TUBE, turn left onto Goswell Rd/Aldersgate, continue until you cross over Clerkenwell Road,take next left onto Great Sutton Street (5 mins).
FROM FARRINGDON TUBE / TRAIN, turn left up Cowcross St, left down St John St, cross Clerkenwell Rd and take first right onto Great Sutton Street (5 mins)
BUS ROUTES: 4/55/56/153/243
We had a lovely show last wednesday at the RHS Harvest Festival surrounded by some of the largest and most impressive fruit and veg I have ever seen.
To the left of me above is Caitlin my new accordion player, on the right is Basia and then Helen Babbs with a copy of her delighful book ‘My Garden, The City and Me‘ which I have read and love. Find out more about it here – http://helenbabbs.wordpress.com/book/
Wow – an epic week up at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in which Basia, Jane and I managed to clock up over twelve shows in a week!
Click on the above image to hear us play ‘The Suitors Ballyhoo’ on the last Pleasance podcast of the festival.
Highlights included an amazing show at the last Golden Hour for The Forest Cafe and a lovely moment when we got to serenade a group of Maths academics in The Pleasance Courtyard who got another group of friends to watch us play via skype on their laptop.
Podcast recording and filming … L-R: Paul on camera, Robin on guitar, Basia on violin, Jane on accordion and Al on microphones.
A slightly tired Basia and Jane having a nap on the train heading north to Edinburgh.
I have just confirmed my first gig of the year for Thursday 3rd February, playing at Cecil Sharp House, home of the English Folk Dance And Song Society.
The evening is part of the Folk Rising series of shows put together by the fine people from The Magpies Nest.
Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road, London, NW1 7AY – nearest tube is Camden Town or Regents Park