My song ‘The Suitor’s Ballyhoo’ was written over a decade ago but I’ve never been happy with previous attempts to recording it. I am super happy that last week in my new Sheffield studio I managed to land a version which comes much closer to how I always felt the song should feel.
Earlier this week, I was sat on a train to Coventry and felt a slow motion of the passing view shot on my phone would work rather nicely to accompany the song. I hope you agree and enjoy the new recording…
I’ve been in conversation with an amazing visual artist, photographer and musician called Stefano Padoan about some future collaborations. He came down to my boat last week for a cuppa and he so loved the setting he got his camera out and a spontaneous photo-shoot ensued.
I am back in the saddle with Pedal Folk next month for a weeks harvest tour taking us from Stroud to Petersfield via Bristol, Bath, Salisbury and Winchester. We have two brilliant new musicians joining us for the tour… Naomi Wilkins on flute and Clarissa Carlyon on cello.