Willesden Green Wassail 2017

Photo (c) 2017 Peter Marshall – mylondondiary.co.uk

I’ll be performing as part of the Willesden Green Wassail next Sunday.

The event is Rachel Rose Reid‘s wonderful modern urban spin on our ancient mid-winter tradition of blessing where our fruit comes.

Starting from the tube station at 2.30pm, we will walk around Willesden Green blessing the shop keepers with a hearty group sing and stop for guests including myself to do performances along the way… More info via https://www.facebook.com/events/182383505576711/

first ever radio broadcast

It was a cold cold Sunday evening and the cycle there was epic but what a warm welcome we got on arrival at Whipps Cross Hospital Radio station.

Ian and Terry have a lovely little empire of buttons and dials and toys and microphones and other wonderful things. Candy and I sang three songs live on air and I did an interview which you can now hear online here – www.wxhr.org.uk/listenagain.php#rgib.

folklore at the boogaloo


Next Sunday 13th May I am playing at The Boogaloo in Highgate with a brilliant guest musician visiting from out of town. The venue is lovely and quite a celeb hangout by all accounts, possibly due to that fact that Shane MacGowan from The Pogues lived above it for years!

The promoter is Folklore who have a reputation for putting on a great show so I am sure the other acts will be a treat.

I am on at 5.30pm and there is music all afternoon from 3.30pm. Do come down if you are in the area. The Boogaloo, 312 Archway Road, Highgate, N6 5AT