The more observant of you will have noticed a slow down in my creative output since things took off with
Three Acres And A Cow.
I’m looking forward to redressing the balance this year and here is the first fruits of that; a recording of ‘Woodman, Spare That Tree’ which will be on my forthcoming album ‘From The Ground Up’.
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.
House concert –
Stroud – 14/09/15 – please contact for an invite
Roll for the Soul – Bristol – 15/09/15 – https://www.facebook.com/events/1634057320211782/
St Monica’s Chapel – Bristol – 15/09/15 (lunchtime concert) – please contact for an invite
Up In The Gallery – The Bath Brew House – Bath – 16/09/15 – https://www.facebook.com/events/1615820018696645/
River Bourne Community Farm – Salisbury – 17/09/15
The Hyde Tavern – Winchester – 18/09/15 – https://www.facebook.com/events/904859699551918/
Steep Church – Petersfield – 19/09/15
I have a nice weekend coming up soon with four London gigs in three days. I can only tell you about two of them as the other couple are private, but if you haven’t ever been to Walthamstow Garden Party or the London Permaculture Festival, I can highly recommend both of them!
Saturday 15th July, Walthamstow Garden Party, Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 – 4pm – £free
Sunday 16th July, London Permaculture Festival, Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road, London, NW1 7AY – 3.40pm – £6 (£4 concs)
Really looking forward to performing at Fire In The Mountain in May.
It is a wonderful little festival set in a beautiful part of Wales which I have heard so much about. They have bands and musicians coming from the USA, Canada, Scotland, Ireland, England and Wales including Appalachian fiddle master
Bruce Molsky and Scottish and Irish pipers Ross Ainslee and Jarlath Henderson
I will be performing ‘
Three Acres And A Cow, A History Of Land Rights And Protest In Folk Song And Story‘ with Rachel Rose Reid as well as a set of my own songs with Chance Kellner on the violin and backing vocals.
Tickets are available from
I have just come back from a lovely weekend in Bath rehearsing with
Tim Graham and Chance Kellner for the next Pedal Folk tour in April.
We are going to be retracing the London to Somerset route taken by the brilliant wordsmith
Edward Thomas in his 1913 cycling trip which he documented in one of his last books ‘ In Pursuit Of Spring‘.
Gigs will be in Hackney, Farnham, Winchester, Salisbury, Trowbridge, Glastonbury, and Crowcombe. You can see the map below and the full gig listing here –
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We did a lovely little gig for Steve at Redbridge Green Fair Music Club in Ilford last Friday.
The venue literally looked like it was the set of a horror flick from the outside but was utterly charming inside as were the audience…
My entry for the band hipster photography competition
On stage with Candy and Chance
Another bid for the hipster photography prize
Robin and Candy pre show
Not quite our names in lights….
Venue looks like it has come out of a Hitchcock movie…
Chance’s entry for the competition
Candy’s entry for the hipster photo competition
Candy’s husband Dan was on snack duties