**Site updated 26th February 2014**
Latest News 5th February 2014
During the 2013 Feast of Fiddles tour, I was backstage wondering what to play for my solo spot, and I decided to sing a song I had only just written but never performed, called 'From A Lullaby Kiss'.
Since then, it has taken on a life of its own, and I have received many emails from people asking me when it would be available on an album.
Well, at some point it will be on a CD, but for now, here is a link to a recording of the song, accompanied by a video created by Perrine Nouvier. A film maker and friend.
I hope you like it.
Latest News 14th November 2013
I will be leaving Steeleye Span at the end of this next winter tour, November / December 2013.
I couldn't have chosen a better tour to call my last. The band is in fine form, and the songs from the new 'Wintersmith' project are sounding good.
I have given this a lot of thought, and without getting complicated, my reason is simple. Enough is enough.
Latest News 27th March 2013
Sound samples of 'Cobweb, Moth and Mustardseed' Now available.
Click on Soundcloud Logo.
Latest News 20 March 2013
‘Cobweb, Moth & Mustardseed’
I was recently given the honour of composing and recording a piece of Music for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, and information about that commission is detailed HERE
The piece of music ‘Cobweb, Moth and Mustardseed’ is also available as a CD, and is now available to order from my online shop HERE
9th March 2013.
Last night was the first night of the Steeleye tour. All good news for a first gig. The new songs based on some of Terry Pratchett's books were well received, and reasonably well played, and sat well with the rest of the set. A good start to the tour. Another chance tonight to get it right :)
3rd March 2013.
The Gigspanner tour finished last night in Bury. I now find myself in a Travel lodge in Oxford, were I will change the strings on my Fiddle to play a different tune for the next month.
Hunger is the feeling, and the bus pass is the answer. Bus ride into Oxford to a little Italian restaurant for a Spaghetti and ragu sauce. I hope it's as good as I remember.
I have a set list in my case that I will look at and decide of I need to go over anything before rehearsals start tomorrow for the Steeleye tour.
After the Steeleye tour a different tune again. 'Feast of Fiddles'. Hugh Crabtree and his chums. "Make em laugh, make em cry" I need to learn some new tunes for this one. Can't let Hugh down.
Apart from eating and drinking and changing strings it's a night off tonight. And I do need it.
Better have a drink then!
1st March 2013
Links to the 'Steeleye' Tour and the 'Feast of Fiddles' tour are now in the panel opposite. When time allows, I will be posting the dates on this site.
My old site is resting in pieces. It will be remembered fondly.
It was impossible to update on a regular basis, and had to be changed, so this is the starting point. There may be a few things from the old site that could be restored, and time will tell. As it stands, this new site will be much easier for me to update on a regular basis, without having to battle against code from a different and now unavailable web editor.