I thought I’d share this beautiful song this morning that I was fortunate enough to sing with my lovely friend Emily Ovenden. There’s something really nurturing about it that I can’t quite explain – a sort of comfort-spiritual-food folk song.
I’ve written a new tune! My wonderful friend, fiddle player Geoff Irwin, gave me a pewter goblet (I can’t wait to take it to medieval festivals) so I needed to come up with a good way of saying thank you.
A lovely surprise today! My performance of Arrane Saveenagh – a lullaby from the Isle of Man, sung in Manx Gaelic – was featured in The Manx Independent in an article by Dr Chloë Woolley. Here’s the full article describing
Today I’m spending a sunny time filming one of the sunniest folk songs ‘Tarry Trousers’. This is often the opener in my set (especially if I’m playing somewhere scary!) because it just always makes me happy.
Hello, hope you’re very well!
During lockdown I’ve been busy creating a YouTube series ‘Folk from the Boat’. In each episode we have a little adventure on my boat (currently on the river Lee near London) and then…
Such a special evening at Colindale Folk Club on Monday – a huge thank you to everyone who came. I’m just writing to let you know the wonderful Chris Brody filmed the evening so I’ve been putting up some videos
So it was time my Renaissance brain caught up with the 21st century and, wonderful as my little old website was, it didn’t seem to work very well on these modern devices we’re required to carry around today. I am
Dear all, hope you’re very well and enjoying the spring! I’ve been recording for a lovely composer – Clive Leslie – and the song ‘When Love Flies Away’ is just out in two versions. Please check them out: When Love
This is a little over a week sorry – I will try to catch up! But it’s a good one – yesterday I performed live with the nyckelharpa on Resonance 104.4FM! It was for the show Renaissance FM presented by
It’s been one of those weeks where you realise the work is paying off. I’m finding my muscles are matching up to the nyckelharpa now so I can play for a long time (when I get a chance!) and my