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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...
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...
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...
Summer festivals: Landed, Radnor, Workhouse, Festival at the Edge

Summer festivals: Landed, Radnor, Workhouse, Festival at the Edge

LANDED FESTIVAL Lovely time at LANDED FESTIVAL… very chilled late afternoon gig, with beautifully languorous people sitting and lying around. They were very kind in their attention. New album is not quite released yet but I was very happy to sell out of pre-releases : ) I played a green glass vase I bought at...
'Song of the Day' on Folk Radio UK

‘Song of the Day’ on Folk Radio UK

A pre-release from Jonathan’s new album Atlantic Drifter has been chosen as ‘Song of the Day’ by Folk Radio UK – Britain’s biggest folk magazine.    
'Fairytale of New York' with members of the Old Dance School, the Urban Folk Quartet and the Conservatoire Folk Ensemble

‘Fairytale of New York’ with members of the Old Dance School, the Urban Folk Quartet and the Conservatoire Folk Ensemble

A wild wind is blowing from the Welsh Mountains, finding the cracks in my quiet house. The small bells of Sheinton Church are ringing in the blackness – must be Christmas Eve… x