Music
Music and Myth Festival '17, Thailand - the dim lit subterranea of the ancient mind

Music and Myth Festival ’17, Thailand – the dim lit subterranea of the ancient mind

  Soft warm wind on the worm brown water, a coiling slither from the deep green heartland, the Temple of Dawn sparkling in the darkness, water around and in everything. A hall painted with shifting light, a hundred instruments new and strange – pulsing the life-beat of these ancient lands, with me astonished and inspired...
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...
National Poetry Day – performance film

National Poetry Day – performance film

Delightful experience with Shrewsbury Poetry at the LOFT, Milk Street, Shrewsbury debuting a number of new pieces, including this : )    
Performance in Iona Abbey cloister - a song about wilderness, old wisdom and hope.

Performance in Iona Abbey cloister – a song about wilderness, old wisdom and hope.

8th century celtic poetry, translated, woven into a song and performed in the beautiful ancient Iona Abbey cloister. A song from the white sands and azure sea about wilderness, old wisdom and hope.
The INDEPENDENT newspaper features new book 'LYRIC'

The INDEPENDENT newspaper features new book ‘LYRIC’

The Independent newspaper features ‘Lyric’ – a new book I’ve curated, introduced and illustrated – which brings together song lyrics from a range of writers and presents them as poetry.   ARTICLE, full text “So Shakespeare is now officially 400 years dead. This enormously wonderful and argued over figure who may be responsible for some...
ATLANTIC DRIFTER launch tour: CHINA

ATLANTIC DRIFTER launch tour: CHINA

Atlantic Drifter Launch Tour CHINA TOUR – GUANGZHOU I’d dreamed my way through the markets of Tashkent and rode, in sleep, the thermals of the Tian Shan night, with brilliant coloured orioles and black kites. I woke over the Five Ridges as the sun rose, and watched huge piles of cumulus to the North crusting...
FILM: 44th HONG KONG ARTS Festival - MORE THAN FOLK at CITY HALL presented by Bird Time Jazz Club and Hong Kong Folk Club

FILM: 44th HONG KONG ARTS Festival – MORE THAN FOLK at CITY HALL presented by Bird Time Jazz Club and Hong Kong Folk Club

44th Hong Kong Arts Festival – More than Folk presented by Bird Time Jazz Club and Hong Kong Folk Club ONNAGATA, CANTICLE and NORTHERN SKY PONCHARTRAIN, CAFE IN THE VALLEY OF THE FIRE CHURCH
RADIO INTERVIEW: Jonathan talks ancient music, found instruments and singing into the silence with Gary Wilcox on 'the Quiet Revolution'

RADIO INTERVIEW: Jonathan talks ancient music, found instruments and singing into the silence with Gary Wilcox on ‘the Quiet Revolution’

Radio Interview: Jonathan talks ancient music, found instruments and singing into the silence with Gary Wilcox on ‘the Quiet Revolution’
ATLANTIC DRIFTER new album available now

ATLANTIC DRIFTER new album available now

    New album ATLANTIC DRIFTER on sale now. “Breathtakingly beautiful” Folk Radio UK, featured album “Very lovely: putting the poetry back into song lyrics” BBC “Expansive, intelligent and eloquent” South China Morning Post “Ton Tussa Solas – one of the most well-observed love songs I’ve ever heard” Folk Radio UK “Day’s guitar playing evokes John Martyn...