photos from leigh

Here are a few choice pictures from our epic weekend at Leigh Folk Festival – still my favourite festival of the year and this years was a stonker.

moodmixes and magnatune

I have had my music on the magnatune website for over a year now and they have been awesome, handling all of my music licensing stuff and generally being the most ‘on it’ and accountable crew I work with.

You can hear loads of music on their site which you might not find elsewhere – it is all curated by one guy called John who has great and eclectic taste!

They are currently in the business of starting a website to provide music for businesses and restaurants called moodmixes which you should check out too.

the floating cinema and the docklands bell

I had a lovely day yesterday collaborating with Sam Lee on a musical commission for ‘A Smaller Sound, A Bigger Crowd:  A Film Installation and Performance by Ian Giles telling the story of The Docklands Bell’

We are both going to be floating about the Thames a week on friday playing the song we wrote to Ian’s lyrics, with Sam singing and me playing some appalachian dulcimer – see here for more info – http://www.floatingcinema.info/events/#events-38

It Could Only Happen Here – A Smaller Sound, A Bigger Crowd

amazing grace

Ukulele lessons can be so much fun… worth noting that John was convinced he was never going to be able to play when he had his first lesson nearly a year ago now.

It is so distressing how many people have that silly ‘i can’t play music’ voice stuck permanently in their heads and so much fun helping them to overpower it.