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Spring in the borderlands - Barefoot Diaries, C12 and an eclipse

Spring in the borderlands – Barefoot Diaries, C12 and an eclipse

Skylarks look for lovers over Berwyn – last night’s late snow sullies the high tops – cloudy, dove-grey felt refuses the sun that warms my back. Spring in the borderlands, spring in the mountains. Delighted to have a print series celebrating the arrival of spring featured in the recently published Barefoot Diaries, a journal celebrating holistic and wild...
Mermaids and Volcanoes

Mermaids and Volcanoes

Santorini has been a place to settle – find stillness and consider new music from a calm place. The little town a confection of stolid earth walled houses, built one upon another, falling higgledy up the caldera. From a distance it looks like snow crusting the lava… In a deep shadow cellar an old man carved...
Finishing new album 'Atlantic Drifter' in Santorini

Finishing new album ‘Atlantic Drifter’ in Santorini

After the liquid heat of Bangkok and the beautiful people of a two day helter-skelter Welsh festival – watching the evening light flood a mountain valley from my balcony in Santorini is as close to paradise as I can imagine. Sitting in the warm dry Aegean wind, as summer softly starts to fade… So heaven...
Shrewsbury Poetry book launch for 'Postcards'

Shrewsbury Poetry book launch for ‘Postcards’

THERE’S A SAYING I LIKE that every show is about the audience. Shrewsbury Poetry curated by Liz Lefroy this week had one of the warmest and most engaged I’ve encountered in a long time. It was a joy to be involved – thanks so much to everyone there x            ...
Booklaunch/ Exhibition/ Gig for 'Postcards from the Road' at 86'd Gallery

Booklaunch/ Exhibition/ Gig for ‘Postcards from the Road’ at 86’d Gallery

“I pray thee, good Mercutio, let’s retire: For now, these hot days, is the mad blood stirring.” A WONDERFUL time at 86’d GALLERY, stuck in a high window looking over the late-lit Severn, each side surrounded by an engine assault of high day bikers, cruising the strip. Through the open window, voiles carving in the...
Postcards from the Road

Postcards from the Road

Jonathan’s photo book Postcards from the Road (University of Chicago Press) made while touring in the USA available here REVIEW BY NEW YORK’S “ARTnews” MAGAZINE click on image to go there : ) http://www.artnews.com/2014/06/19/new-photo-books-on-cartier-bresson-robert-frank-and-more/  
Wenlock Festival

Wenlock Festival

WENLOCK FESTIVAL was a haze of summer skies, screeching swifts and rooks squabbling in the twilight. Lovely audiences plumped on strawberries and ice cream – awash with tea and Pimms, willing us on to be our best. Ancient Abbey stones still warm from the sun was all the amplification we needed – the greeness of...
Atlantic Drifter in Hong Kong - gigs - Hong Kong Design Institute

Atlantic Drifter in Hong Kong – gigs – Hong Kong Design Institute

PERFORMANCE AT HKDI – I HAVE SO LOVED PLAYING IN ASIA! The warm enthusiasm of Hong Kong listeners is lovely : ) … I’m singing about a neolithic circle, half lost in the North Atlantic – playing a huge Chinese drum that was in the venue – swopped for my usual bodhran. I’ve no idea...
Atlantic Drifter in Hong Kong - gigs - Bookworm Café

Atlantic Drifter in Hong Kong – gigs – Bookworm Café

The Bookworm Café is nestled in a quiet corner of a quiet little town on a quiet island. It still has something of the wild Asia of my imaginings – haphazard structures that seem to have coalesced organically, cicadas in the Needle Pines, the air filled with the sound of their dry crackled wings. I’m...
Atlantic Drifter Tour goes to Hong Kong

Atlantic Drifter Tour goes to Hong Kong

Flying out of Europe in the rain – like pushing through gray felt, fibres catching at the wings. A brilliant blue was with us most of the way, sunshine curling round the top of the world, stained the colour of air. Catching a little fitful sleep I woke to the most brilliant light. So hard...