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Vagabond Language tour '17

Vagabond Language tour ’17

Evelyn Waugh captures the evanescence of song so beautifully in these lines from Brideshead Revisited: Perhaps all our loves are merely hints and symbols; vagabond-language scrawled on gate-posts and paving-stones… We scrawl songs and stories as signs, for our selves and each other, of the mystery as we pass. They are joyful outbursts, full of...
Fundraising CD with Kris Drever, Hothouse Flowers, Lau, the Oyster Band, Linda Thompson and Peggy Seeger

Fundraising CD with Kris Drever, Hothouse Flowers, Lau, the Oyster Band, Linda Thompson and Peggy Seeger

                                Very happy to be able to support POSTCARDS FOR PEACE’s fundraising and awareness CD A WORLD OF HOPE. Postcards for Peace works in peace, diversity and inclusion advocacy with young people around the world. The contributors pay tribute to the...

Video – Abel’s Harp performing ‘Canticle’

Abel’s Harp performing ‘Canticle’ on Fordhall Festival
Festival at the Edge - Blog

Festival at the Edge – Blog

A long held wish of mine to play at Festival at the Edge… held on the ancient Silurian reef that forms Wenlock Edge, running from Ironbridge unbroken to Craven Arms – a blue remembered hill that has defined my life. And the time is kind – cerulean sky, friendly sun, moon waxing brighter each night,...
Breaking the waves Tour - New shows

Breaking the waves Tour – New shows

Hole in the Wall Festival - Blog

Hole in the Wall Festival – Blog

Could you ask for much more? Walled garden at a place called Hopton Wafers, great sound, forest as a backdrop, endless blue sky above, blue remembered hills along the horizon… Tonight I have a kiss for the whole world x  
Sun Festival

Sun Festival

Lovely time at the Sun Festival Bridgnorth today… an ancient turreted town by the river Hafren – stalls, kids, a fair and sunlight. Felt like I was playing guitar on the set of “Chocolat” – old sandstone houses running steeply up fomr the quay, curly blonde children dancing to my one man band, happily drunken...
Hong Kong 2013 - Blog

Hong Kong 2013 – Blog

Well it’s that time again… said my sad goodbyes – half a world will pass beneath my feet before I stand back on the earth and pick up my guitar… : ) After this wild and windy year, epitomised most by the moorland and meteorological Edale festival a few short weeks ago, the steamy Orient...

Breaking the waves – tour

6.7 – Sun Festival (8:00) 19/21.7 – Festival at the Edge (10:45) 27.7 – Lea Cross Festival (8:15) 9.8 – Farmer Phil’s Fest (8:45) 17.8 – Jazz Happens, Bangkok (10:30) 21.8 – Cat Tower, Bangkok (tbc) 7.9 – Fordhall Festival (7:45) 21.9 – Bookworm Cafe, Hong Kong (7:30)
Edale Folk Festival - Blog

Edale Folk Festival – Blog

Recovering now from the wilds of Edale Folk Festival The music was lovely and the warmest-hearted people held fast against the wind and rain… the weather was powerful… storm force gale, bucketing down and near freezing temperatures. We played in a Berber tent, to a smiling audience, comely, hugging mugs of tea and clad in...

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