19/05/2013 – JOHN STOREY CD LAUNCH – 2pm
Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PR
Delighted to be invited by great Harrogate based songwriter John Storey to join him and many more musical friends for the launch of John’s third CD – “More Storey Lines”.25/05/2013 – WEDDING York
Private Function26/05/2013- COTTINGHAM SPRINGBOARD FESTIVAL – 4.25 pm
The King William IV (King Billy), 152 Hallgate, Cottingham, HU16 4BD
Its such a pleasure to be invited back again to perform on the Off the Road Stage at the wonderful acoustic -electric – eclectic festival that is the Cottingham Springboard Festival. Such a wide range of genres and so many high quality acts – don’t miss it!30/05/2013 – Support for BRUCE MOLSKY @ Black Swan Folk Club Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PR
I am so glad to be offered the chance to do a support slot for Bruce Molsky, one of America’s foremost folk musicians, playing fiddle, guitar and banjo and singing too. Bruce is closely identified with Old-Time Appalachian music but takes on board influences from Delta blues to the haunting modal strains of Irish music to the rhythmically nimble sounds of Eastern Europe. His many credits include TV’s Transatlantic Sessions and Andy Irvine’s (whom I have also been lucky enough to support!) band Mozaik.31/05/2013 – BAMfest – ACOUSTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL – 9pm White Bear, 1 S End, Town Centre, Bedale, DL8 2BJ
Delighted to be part of the very first BAMfest. Its going to be a great weekend! I will kick off my participation in the festival with a Friday night performance in the White Bear.01/06/2013 – BAMfest – ACOUSTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL – 1:45pm
Big Sheep, Aiskew Watermill, Bedale, DL8 1AW
On Saturday afternoon, Bedale will be alive with a “carnival” of sounds indoors and outdoors – I’ll be making my contribution to the music and the songs with my second performance as part of BAMfest at the Big Sheep.01/06/2013 – BAMfest – ACOUSTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL – 11pm The 3 Coopers, 2 Emgate, Bedale, DL8 1AH
My third performance as part of BAMfest will be at the 3 Coopers on Saturday night. The festival should be in full swing by then so will be looking forward to this prime Saturday night slot!02/06/2013 – BAMfest – VOCAL WORKSHOP - 10:45 am Big Sheep, Aiskew Watermill, Bedale, DL8 1AW
Getting Sunday morning (after the night before!) of BAMfest off to a ‘singing’ start – come and join me for an inspiring, creative, interactive and fun workshop session which will feature breathing exercises, vocal warm-ups, funky rhythm work, glorious harmonies and of course fantastic folks songs from everywhere, to give everyone the opportunity to sing to their heart’s delight!07/06/- 09/06/2013 – CITY OF YORK WEEKEND FOLK FESTIVAL Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PR
Yes! Its time for the City of York Folk Weekend again! Its always a completely hectic jam packed weekend full of music, singing friends and fun and this year is going to be no different! See below details of the (many!) performances/workshops/mcing spots I’ll be doing.08/06/2013 – CITY OF YORK WEEKEND FOLK FESTIVAL – 4pm Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PR
What I fab way to kick off my participation in the weekend- MCing the Marquee stage where I am pleased to be introducing a brilliant line up musical friends and performers – Stuart Giddens & Pip Jopling, Caramba, Tim Pheby & Friends, The Dan Webster Band, and Holly Taymar & Chris Bilton – great music guaranteed!08/06/2013 – CITY OF YORK WEEKEND FOLK FESTIVAL – 09.45 pm Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PR
Delighted to have a prime solo spot in the Saturday evening Wolfe Room concert where I will be performing my original songs with Marimba, Guitar, Bodhran, Djembe accompaniment. The festival is usually in full swing by then so it should be a lively do!
09/06/2013 – SINGING WORKSHOP – CITY OF YORK WEEKEND FOLK FESTIVAL – 11.15 am
Marriott Room, York Explore Library, Museum Street, York YO1 7DS
This Singing Workshop with Soundsphere has been an integral part of the folk weekend since the start and I really enjoy starting off the Sunday morning on the right note (literally!) teaching some songs and sharing some singing techniques with festival attendees and all aspiring singers. The workshop is open to all ages and abilities. Join us in song!09/05/2013 – CITY OF YORK WEEKEND FOLK FESTIVAL- CheCheLeLe – 5.15 pm Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PR
It will be fun to be singing in the festival this year with world music choir – CheCheLeLe. CheCheLeLe will be singing songs its newly released CD which we recorded live on a recent tour to Germany! As the Shona name suggests, singing with CheCheLeLe is always a joyful experience!09/05/2013 – CITY OF YORK WEEKEND FOLK FESTIVAL – Soundsphere – 7.15PM Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, York YO7 1PR
Well warmed up from the workshop earlier in the day, its a real pleasure to be singing again with Soundsphere at the festival this year. Its been a while and Soundsphere have always enjoyed a wonderful welcome and response at the folk weekend so it will be lovely to sing Soundsphere songs at the Black Swan again.14/06/2013 – MUSIC AT THE CASTLE – 8 PM 20 Grattan Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 2LU
I’m delighted to be invited to play at the “Music in the Castle” series which has built a reputation as one of the best acoustic music nights. To add to the enjoyment of the fab music, “The Castle” offers a warm welcome and fine real ale, what more could you ask for?15/06/2013 – TOPIC FOLK CLUB WORKSHOP & CONCERT with SOUNDSPHERE Bradford Irish Club, Rebecca Street, Bradford, BD1 2RX 20/06/2013 – Support for BOB FOX @ Black Swan Folk Club Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PR
So delighted to be doing a support slot for the great singing “warhorse” himself, Bob Fox with his velvet voice, lovely guitar work and wonderful songs! I first played on the same stage as Bob in lovely La Jeussliniere in Normandy, France – nice to be renewing the experience in the intimate setting of the Black Swan Folk Club.12/07/2013 – REETH MEMORIAL HALL – Support for Vin Garbutt Reeth Memorial Hall, Reeth, nr Richmond, North Yorkshire, UK
Delighted to be returning to the lovely venue that is Reeth Memorial Hall to support the amazingly talented and hilariously funny Vin Garbutt. This is going to be an evening of great craic!13/07/2013 – WEDDING
Private Function17/07/2013 – PICKERING ACOUSTIC MUSIC – 7.30 pm The Sunn Inn, Westgate, Pickering, YO18 8BB
Delighted to be invited by Martin and Penny to play at the great venue that is the Sun Inn for all the lovely people at Pickering Acoustic Music. I know I’m going to enjoy this one!
Past Gigs04/05/2013 – FILEY FOLK FESTIVAL – 7.30PM The Imperial Vaults, Hope Street, Filey YO14 9DL
My second performance as part of Filey Folk Festival. Thanks to Ian Kennington and Mick McGarry for inviting me to play a prime Saturday night spot at the Imperial following on from my afternoon spot at the Station.04/05/2013 – FILEY FOLK FESTIVAL – 3.30 pm The Station, (aka “Top House”), Church Street, Filey, YO14 9ED
Delighted to be invited back again to perform at this fantastic folk festival in fabulous Filey for the third year in a row. Great music with loads of brilliant musicians and singers , beautiful scenery & fish and chips! – what more could you ask for?03/05/2013 – GATHERING FRIENDSHIP CONCERT – 11.30 am Colaiste Chraoibhin, Fermoy, Co. Cork
Looking forward to singing as part of Soundpshere’s final performance at the Cork International Choral Festival in this lovely lunchtime concert which is part of the Gathering Friendship concert series bringing songs and singing to areas of County Cork other than Cork city.02/05/2013 – GATHERING FRIENDSHIP CONCERT – 8.30 PM Ionad Culthura, Baile Mhuirne, Co. Cork
So great to be singing with Soundsphere at Ionad Cultúrtha which is a fabulous arts centre in the heart of the Múscraí Gaeltacht, offering a wide range of arts educational programmes, residencies and events to the local community and in particular to young people. It is a central hub of cultural life – covering the traditional arts & contemporary arts – in this west Cork Gaeltacht. This concert has been organised as part of the Cork International Choral Festival 2013.02/05/2013 – CORK INTERNATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL – with SOUNDSPHERE – 4 pm Fr. Ryan Hall, Macroom, Co. Cork
Delighted to be part of this Choral Gathering Concert to kick off Soundsphere’s participation in the Cork International Choral Festival 2013 and also the Bealtaine Festival.01/05/2013 – BALLYTOBIN CAMPHILL COMMUNITY CONCERT Ballytobin, Callan, Co. Kilkenny
Looking forward to this lunchtime May Day concert with Soundsphere and to catching up with Aine (whose idea it all was) and John and everyone at Ballytobin.30/04/2013 – JOURNEYMAN PROGRAMME WORKSHOP – 2pm Camphill Journeyman, Kilkenny Road, Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary
The Journeyman Programme is a brilliant Camphill training initiative for young people who have a disability and so I am really looking forward to leading a vocal/rhythm/percussion workshop for the participants of the programme alongside my Soundsphere colleagues, Judith Simpson and Sarah Dean.27/04/2013 – TIPP MID WEST RADIO & IRISH KIDNEY ASSOCIATION FUNDRAISER – 8 pm Duhill Hall, Castlegrace, Ballylooby, Co. Tipperary
Delighted to be invited by Tipp Mid West Radio to perform at this wonderful evening of Music, Dance and Comedy in support of the radio station and the wonderful work of the Irish Kideny Association. It will be great to play alongside the wonderful talents of Bachelors in Trouble, The Murphy Family, Darren Jenkins, and Niamh Lonergan.25/04/2013 – VEE VALLEY DAY CARE CENTRE – 3 pm Clogheen, Cahir, Co. Tippearary
Private Function24/04/2013 – LIVE ON TIPP MID WEST RADIO – 9PM Tipp Mid West Radio, Tipperary Town, Co. Tipperary
Looking forward to playing live on air with brilliant broadcaster Jim Keane, singing some original songs and chatting about songwriting, singing, performinng etc. Tune in at www.tippmidwestradio.com
24/04/2013 – RATHKEEVAN HOUSE – 3 pm Rathkeevan, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
Private Function06/04/2013 – KILCORAN LODGE HOTEL – 7.30 pm Cahir, Co Tipperary 29/03/2013 – HEPWORTH LIVE! – Support for Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party Hepworth Village Hall, Towngate, Hepworth, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9 1TE, UK
Its great to be playing at Hepworth Live at Hepworth Village Hall, which is rapidly becoming established as a great venue attracting top class acts. I am so proud to be supporting FAY HIELD, a brilliant singer who was nominated for the Horion Award at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, and the amazing HURRICANE PARTY which features some of the finest folk musicians working today; ANDY CUTTING (button accordions, melodeon), ROB HARBRON (English Concertina, fiddle, vocals), SAM SWEENEY (fiddle, viola, cello, nyckelharpa, vocals) and JON BODEN (fiddle, guitar, percussion, double bass, mandolin, additional banjo and vocals) plus special guest MARTIN SIMPSON (banjo, guitar). What an honour to share the stage with Fay and all these wonderful musicians – So looking forward to this one!23/03/2013 – BIRTHDAY PARTY
Private Function17/03/2013 – Support for DECLAN SINNOTT – Doors Open 7.30 pm The Duchess, Stonebow House, York, YO1 7NP
What a way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day and what an HONOUR to be supporting one of Ireland’s greatest musicians and producers! With a career spanning over 40 years, Declan Sinnott has played guitar and produced music for Irish folk luminaries such as Christy Moore, Mary Black, Sinead Lohan and John Spillane to name but a few. He was a founding member of Horslips and Moving Hearts – two of the most influential trad /electric bands in Ireland, and spent 13 years guiding Mary Black’s career, producing the majority of her music. Since the year 2000 Declan has been guitarist and producer to Christy Moore, who was recently named as Ireland’s greatest living musician in RTÉ‘s People of the Year Awards. Can’t wait for this one!!!!!
Advance Tickets at special offer price of £6 – email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel/txt. 07913 89457813/03/2013 – MANCHESTER IRISH FESTIVAL – All FM 96.9 FM 19 Albert Road, Levenshulme, Manchester, M19 2EQ
Guinness Tradfest Irish Music Session with the Full Irish Radio on All FM 96.9 FM. Delighted to be part of this show which will be broadcast by Martin & Annette Logan on the award winning Full Irish Radio show on 96.9fm. A special live music session featuring the very best of Irish musicians based in Leeds, York, Manchester etc. I’m looking forward to joining the presenters and the musicians for a massive Guinness Tradfest session in the Union Pub, Levenshulme after the show.08/03/2013 – WAKEFIELD CATHEDRAL EVENING CONCERT – 7pm Treacy Hall, Wakefield Cathedral, 8-10 Westmorland St, Wakefield, WF1 1PJ
Second concert with wonderful musicians and vocalists Ali Bullivent and Ranjani to celebrate International Women’s Day 2013.05/03/2013 – WAKEFIELD CATHEDRAL LUNCHTIME CONCERT – 1pm Treacy Hall, Wakefield Cathedral, 8-10 Westmorland St, Wakefield, WF1 1PJ
Looking forward to this special lunchtime concert with wonderful musicians and vocalists Ali Bullivent and Ranjani to celebrate International Women’s Day 2013.20/02/2013 – YORK MINSTER – VIKING FESTIVAL CONCERT with SOUNDSPHERE York Minster, Precentors’ Court, York, YO1 7HH
The annual JORVIK Viking Festival returns in 2013 with an exciting mixture of combat, academic, archaeological, historical and musical events celebrating the fearsome Vikings that once ruled this great land. Its a great pleasure to be singing as part of the biggest Viking festival in Europe, which marks the return of Vikings to the place they once called home.09/02/2013 – “Come and Sing” – SNAPPY Fundraising Concert with SOUNDSPHERE St Clements Church, Scarcroft Road, York, YO23 1NE 07/02/2013 – PAN CELTIC NATIONAL SONG CONTEST 2013 – 7.30 pm Seven Oaks Hotel, Athy Road, Carlow, Co. Carlow
I am really excited that my original song in the Irish language “Havin’ The Craic (Rira, Gleo agus Raic)” has been selected as a finalist for the Pan Celtic National Song contest. This is a competition for an original song in a Celtic language and the winner will represent Ireland in the Pan Celtic International Festival. I will be performing in the Pan Celtic National Song Contest in Carlow on 7th February 2013, be introduced by RTE TV presenter Daithi O Se and we will have Ollie Hennessy as musical director for the evening. Slainte!
27/01/2013 – YORK RESIDENTS FESTIVAL – WINTER FOLK DAY – 3.30 pm
Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PR
Its really lovely to again be asked to be part of this great day of music which is the Black Swan Folk Club’s musical contribution to York Residents Festival - an annual event organised by Visit York, the city’s official tourism organisation, as a thank you to the residents of York for the warm welcome they give to York’s 7 million annual visitors and the support they show for the city’s tourism industry. I will be doing MC and hosting the afternoon concert with lots of great acts and doing my own set at 3.30 pm.18/01/2013 – SHANNONSIDE WINTER MUSIC WEEKEND – 4pm
The Courthouse, Six Mile Bridge, Co. Clare
Fantastic to have the opportunity to participate even if only in a small way in this wonderful festival which showcases acoustic music in dozens of styles and makes for a sensational weekend of delightful musical experiences, where the artistes and audience get equal satisfaction from the events and the atmosphere!31/12/2012 – NEW YEAR’S EVE GALA – HILTON HOTEL, YORK 1 Tower Street, York, YO1 9WD, UK
A great way to ring in the New Year - performing as part of this traditional Hogmany celebration with pipes and drums, haggis and all the rest!19/12/2012 – THE NEW CONSERVATORY – 8.30pm Albion Place, Leeds, LS1 6JL
How great to be invited by SFX studios to headline this exciting new acoustic evening in the charming cafe/bar/restaurant that is the New Conservatory, right in the centre of Leeds!13/12/2012 – BLACK SWAN FOLK CLUB – Support for Hannah James & Sam Sweeney – 8.30 pm Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PR
I’m delighted to be supporting Hannah James & Sam Sweeney who have been nominated as best duo and best musician (Sam) in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013 and to be playing at the Black Swan Folk Club which won the BBC Radio 2 Folk Club of the Year award in 2009.08/12/2012 – OTTERBRUN HOUSE CONCERT, MUNICH, GERMANY – 8pm Eichendorffstrasse, Otterbrun, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Private Function02/12/2012 – DUTCH HOUSE CHRISTMAS FAIR – 1 PM
The Dutch House, Mill Green Farm, Crayke, York, North Yorkshire,YO61 4TT
I’m looking forward to bringing some Christmas musical cheer to the wonderful centre of art, nature and food that is the Dutch House. Tis the Season and all that!22/11/2012 – FULL EVENING CONCERT – LOUGHTON FOLK CLUB – 8 pm Loughton Club, 8 Station Road, Loughton, London IG10 4NX, UK
I’m really looking forward to playing again at Loughton Folk Club where I got such a lovely welcome from Jim and John and everybody last time I was there.17/11/2012 – MARIE CURIE CANCER CARE FUNDRAISING CONCERT – 7.30 PM Space 109, 107-109 Walmgate, York YO1 9UA
I’m delighted to be playing this fundraising concert for such a worthy cause as Marie Curie Cancer Care alongside some of my favourite musicians and singers in York including Chris Bartram & Jane Stockdale + Sarah Dean + Tim Pheby & special guest Caroline Stockdale. Come along and join us for a great evening of original music and help this brilliant charity at the same time.
Tickets: Full Price – £5 on the door/£4 in advanc
Concs. – £4 on the door/£3 in advance24/10 /2012 – PAULA RYAN & IVANSANTOS (Brazilian Singer-Songwriter) – 8pm
Fulford Arms, 121 Fulford Road, York, YO10 4EX, UK
I met wonderful Brazilian Singer-Songwriter, Ivan Santos when I was playing in Germany last year. It is great to have the privilege of sharing a gig with him in York while he is on a short tour of the North of England. Should be a great multicultural celebration of songwriting from across the world, funky South American rhythms and fiesta!21/10/2012 – SCRATCHER SESSIONS, MANHATTAN, NEWYORK, USA – 7 pm – POSTPONED TO 2013 209 East 5th St, Manhattan, New York, NY, 10003, USA
POSTPONED TO 2013 – I am honoured to have the opportunity to play at this Sunday night concert series in New York City’s East Village which is hosted by the amazingly talented Brendan O Shea along with Scratcher Owner Karl Geary (Sine Cafe) and features amazing musicians and songwriters from all around the world. Really looking forward to this one!
20/10/2012 – PERKASIE PATCHWORK COFFEEHOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, USA – 7pm 320 W. Chestnut Street, Perkasie, Pennsylvania 18944, USA
I’m delighted to be invited to perform at this renowned coffeehouse in Pennsylvania. I hope to catch up with alot of the friends from Bucks County that I have made from my appearances at Dublin Arts Fest.
17/10/2012 – THE BELLEFONTE CAFE, WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, USA – 7 pm The Bellefonte Cafe, 804 Brandywine Boulevard, Wilmington, 19809 Delaware, USA
Thanks to Donna Rego and Butch Zito for inviting me to play at this lovely cafe and vibrant venue for live music in Wilmington.
17/10/2012 – LUNCHTIME HOUSE CONCERT – BENSALEM, nr PHILADELPHIA, USA – 1.30 pm Bristol Pike, Bensalem, 19020 Pennyslvania
Private Function16/10/2012 – MCCARTHYS BAR & GRILL, BRIDGEWATER, NEW JERSEY, USA – 8.30 pm 600 East Main Street Bridgewater, NJ 08807, United States
Delighted to be returning to McCarthys to join Peter Prasa and the gang after my last visit in March for what will undoubtedly be another fun evening of great music.14/10/2012 – BEAL BOCHT CAFE, BRONX, NEWYORK – 7.30 pm 445 West 238th Street, Bronx, NY 10463, USA
Can’t wait to be back at the Beal Bocht in the Bronx and catch up with Pat and Tony and all the lovely friends I made when I played there in March. Its going to be a really special songwriters evening. Come along and check out this brilliant venue which is Riverdale’s best kept secret!13/10/2012 – KENNETT FLASH, KENNETT SQUARE, PENN. – 8 pm 102 Sycamore Alley, Pennsylvania 19348, USA
Its going to be great playing the super venue that is Kennet Flash (an ongoing program of Historic Kennet Square) and I’m looking forward to opening for the amazing ‘pod’ of multi-talented musicians that make up the Whirled Peas!
11/10/2012 – ALCHEMIST & BARRISTER, PRINCETON, NEWJERSEY -10 pm
28 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, New Jersey 08542, USA
Looking forward to playing this lovely venue which is sometimes known as the “Cheers” of Princeton. I’m assured its a “place where everybody knows my name” from the last time I played there…hope so….hey, maybe the “Ted Danson” of Princeton will be there…..? I’m delighted that Samba/Reggae/Rap artist Eric Harris has agreed to come along and play on some of my songs as part of the evening.06/10/2012 – BROOKLYN COFFEE & TEA HOUSE, PROVIDENCE, RHODEISLAND – 8.30 pm 209 Douglas Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
I am delighted to be invited by Steve Allain and the Rhode Island Songwriters Association to feature at this great evening of music at this wonderful venue for songwriters. The Brooklyn Coffee & Tea House is renowned for its appreciation of original music and great “listening” culture.
05/10/2012 - VANILLA BEAN CAFE, POMFRET, CONNECTICUT, USA – 8 pm
450 Deerfield Road , Pomfret, 06259 Connecticut, USA
Thanks to Maria for inviting me to be the featured artist at this great venue which has won numerous accolades and which, as well as brilliant music, offers scrumptuous food, drinks!
04/10/2012 – GREENWICH HOTEL, RHODE ISLAND, USA – 8.30pm 162 Main Street, East Greenwich, Rhode Island 02818-3828, USA
I’m delighted to be invited back by Joann and Mark to the Greenwich Hotel to play a full evening at the Greenwich Hotel with maybe a set from Mark and Joann as well. (Unfortunately, Ed McGuirl can’t now make it on this occasion but hopefully w’ll do something together at the Greenwich Hotel another time.) Its gonna be an evening of Great Craic, so do join us!29/09/2012 – HELMSLEY WEEKEND FOLK FESTIVAL – 1.30 Library, Town Hall, Helmsley, North Yorkshire YO62 5BL
I’m delighted to be invited by Kate Bramley, (fantastic fiddler, vocalist, theatre director & festival organiser – how does she do it all?) to perform at the Helmsley Weekend Folk Festival, one of the best “boutique” folk festivals in the year. The festival takes place in the lovely town of Helmsley amidst the stunning scenery of the North York Moors and the music is fab. In such a setting, I may have to sing my own self-penned tribute to the beautiful countryside of North Yorkshire entitled “England’s Green Heartland”.27/09/2012 – HENRY BOONS, WAKEFIELD, W. YORKSHIRE 130 Westgate, WakefieldWF2 9SR, UK
Thanks to great multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Steve Chapman Smith, and The Troubadours for inviting me to part of their great acoustic night, now in its 5th year and booked up a year in advance with lots of fantastic acoustic based artistes from Canada, The USA and Europe. Delighted to be playing alongside Steve again – had a lovely time when we shared the bill at the Filey Folk Festival earlier this year. Last time I played in Wakefield, it was a concert in the Cathedral so Henry Boons will make for quite a different type of setting – variety being the spice of life and all that – thats how we like it!22/09/2012 – ROOTS NORTH FESTIVAL @ CROPTON – 7.30pm New Inn, Cropton nr Pickering, YO18 8HH, UK
My final performance at the Roots North Festival will be at 7.30pm in the Saturday Evening Marquee Concert which looks like it will be one of the highlight concerts of the festival as I will be performing alongside Colin Pitts, TJ & Murphy, Fake Thackeray, Bonfire Radicals, Goldrush, Dr A’s Rhythm Aces.22/09/2012 – ROOTS NORTH FESTIVAL @ CROPTON – 3pm New Inn, Cropton nr Pickering, YO18 8HH, UK
Following the “meet the songwriters” get together in the Village Hall, I will be performing at 3 pm in the Satruday Afternoon Marquee Concert which has a lovely line-up including Beggars Bridge, General Sherman, TJ & Murphy, Paula Ryan, Patrick Plunkett, Bonfire Radicals, and Maia.22/09/2012 – ROOTS NORTH FESTIVAL @ CROPTON – 1pm
Village Hall, Cropton nr Pickering, YO18 8HH, UK
Thanks to the fab Richard Grainger (one of the most prolific and diverse artists on the Folk Scene today – widely respected songwriter and guitarist) for inviting me to be part of this lovely September festival in beautiful North Yorkshire. I’ll be kicking off the festival on Saturday with a “meet the songwriters” get together with myself and Patrick Plunkett hosted by Richard Grainger at the Village Hall.08/09/2012 – HESSLETOWN HALL – 7.30pm
South Lane, Hessle, Hull HU13 0RR, UK
Thanks to Off the Road for inviting me to be part of this special evening of folk blues and roots alongside Hase Waits, Beggar’s Bridge and Lindsey Simpson – really looking forward to this one!
Tickets for this unique event are available in advance via Skiddle.com (link below) priced at £5. On the door admission will be available (space permitting) at £6, so save yourselves a whole quid by buying in advance, eh?
Food and drink (yes, including plenty of lovely BEER) will be available at this event.14/08/2012 – YORK MYSTERY PLAYS 2012 – 6pm Museum Gardens, Museum Street, York
The medieval cycle of York Mystery Plays has been performed by the people of York across the centuries and is a world-famous part of the city’s cultural heritage. From Creation to the Last Judgment, these plays form one of the greatest stories ever told. In summer 2012 the story of God, of man and woman and of the cosmic struggle between good and evil will be presented on an epic scale against the magnificent backdrop of St Mary’s Abbey. For the first time since 1988 in a production of this size, the Plays will return to York Museum Gardens, where a 1400-seat covered theatre will be constructed within the ancient walls of the Abbey.The cast will be led by Ferdinand Kingsley, playing God and Jesus, and former Coronation Street villain Graeme Hawley (who played John Stape) as the Devil.
I am delighted to be invited to be part of this amazing event by providing the pre-show entertainment. To suitably celebrate the occasion, as part of my performance, I will include my own specially composed musical tribute to the city of York entitled “Ode to Ebor”. Have a look and listen at:09/08/2012 – BlACK SWAN FOLK CLUB – MC & Support for James Findlay – 8.30 pm Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PR
I’m delighted to be MCing at the BBC Folk Club of the Year 2009 and doing support for none other than James Findlay, the Winner of the BBC Young Folk Award in 2010! Its a winning combination! James is a strong singer (“bloody hell, what a voice” said judge Jon Boden) and an assured guitar and fiddle player, with a repertoire based firmly in the English folk tradition and a confident stage presence “with that sparkle of personality that draws a crowd along”, to quote Jon again.02/08/2012 – “LES JEUDIS DE PERPIGNAN” FESTIVAL, FRANCE – 8.30pm Place des Poilus, Perpignan, Languedoc Roussillon, 66000, France
‘Quel Plaisir’ to be going back to the South West of France to perform again at ‘Les Jeudis de Perpignan’ festival. The festivities – resembling a street Mardi Gras – bring together close to 800 artists, musicians, dancers and actors in dozens upon dozens of lively performances which take place in 11 locations around the historic town centre of Perpignan. I’ll be playing on the stage at Place des Poilus and I’m delighted to be returning for another performance after the lovely ‘carnival’ time I had when I played there in 2010! I will be playing 3 sets 8.30pm – 9.15 pm, 9.30pm – 10.10pm, and 10.45pm – 11.30pm. Allons y!
See the full programme at:
http://www.perpignantourisme.com/sites/perpignantourisme.com/files/docs/les_jeudis_de_perpignan_-_flyer_2012.pdf21/07/2012 – WEDDING – GREAT AYTON Private Function 14/07/2012 – NATURE’S WORLD FOLK FESTIVAL – 4.30 pm Ladgate Lane, Acklam, Middlesborough TS5 7YN
I’m delighted to be invited to play at this ever popular Folk Festival weekend – with lots of live performances, sing-along’s, workshops and hopefully this year some lovely sunshine, it’s certainly one not to be missed!09/07/2012 - YORK 800 – EBOR VOX Celebration – SADLY I AM NO LONGER AVAILABLE TO TAKE PART IN THIS but the celebration will go on and there are loads of great things to hear and do, so do go along – see www.york800.gov.uk Various Venues throughout York
It is a real honour to be invited to participate in this street festival to mark the 800th anniversary of York becoming a self-governing city. The Choral Ebor Vox project on 9 July 2012 is the centrepiece of a weekend of special events to commemorate the exact anniversary of the granting of the charter in 1212 by King John to the citizens of York. I will propose my own musical tribute to suitably celebrate the occasion through my song in praise of the city of York “Ode to Ebor” – Have a look and listen at:29/06-02/07/2012 – SOUNDSPHERE – VEVEY, SWITZERLAND -WORKSHOP & CONCERT Vevey, Canton de Vaud, 1800 Switzerland
On this weekend, I will be travelling with Judith to meet up with fellow SOUNDSPHERE member Angela and her husband Nick on their walk from York to Rome to raise money for Medecins Sans Frontieres. We will mark our “continental reunion” with a workshop and concert by SOUNDSPHERE in the beautiful town of Vevey on the shores of Lake Geneva.25/06 – 27/06/2012 – HUMBER MOUTH LITERATURE FESTIVAL – SONGWRITING/SINGING WORKSHOP & CONCERT Ganton School, 294 Anlaby Park South, Hull HU4 7JB
In this Olympic year, as part of the Humber Mouth Literature Festival, I am delighted to be co-leading this project with composer and marvellous musician Chris Bartram. The project involves songwriting/singing workshops and concert on the theme of “The Olympic Spirit – Hard Times, Great Expectations”. A wonderful opportunity for making great music!16/06/2012 – YORCOUSTIC Concert – POSTPONED
Revised date to be advised14/06/2012 – FULL EVENING CONCERT – TOPIC FOLK CLUB – 8.30 Bradford Irish Club, Rebecca Street, Bradford, BD1 2RX
I’m really delighted to be playing again at the “oldest folk club in the world” – certainly the oldest continuously-operating weekly folk club in the world. I’m sure the reason it has survived so long is because of the dedication of everyone involved with it and the lovely welcome they extend to all (performers and audience) when you go there. I look forward to catching up with all my friends from Bradford, Saltaire etc. at this one.
Cost: £6 (£5 members) Info/Bookings: email email@example.com or phone 01274 73200010/06/2012 – CITY OF YORK FOLK WEEKEND – SONGWRITERS CONCERT – 7.30 pm Wolfe Room, Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PR
The Songwriters Concert on the Sunday evening is always a lovely way to finish off the City of York Folk Weekend in the company of my fellow York Songwriters performing their truly creative songs on a wide variety of themes and of every genre! Keeping it Original!10/06/2012 – CITY OF YORK FOLK WEEKEND – MARQUEE STAGE – 5.30 pm Marquee Stage, Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PR
I will be doing a full solo spot on the Marquee Stage at the City of York Folk Weekend at 5.30 pm on Sunday 10th June 2012. Its always a lovely fun relaxed festival atmosphere (with hopefully some sunshine!) so come and enjoy a “lazy Sunday afternoon” with some lovely music!10/06/2012 – SOUNDSPHERE SINGING WORKSHOP – 11.15 am Marriott Room, York Central Library, Museum Street, York
As part of the City of York Folk Weekend, along with my fellow Soundsphere singer, Miss “Angel Voice” hereself, Judith, I will be leading a singing workshop at York central library from 11.15 am to 1.15 pm. The workshop is open to anyone who likes to sing, of all ages and abilities and will feature vocal warm-ups, breathing exercises, glorious harmony, funky rhythms and of course some brilliant songs from all around the world to sing and enjoy together!
And its all completely FREE so COME ALONG AND JOIN US IN SONG!
For info/bookings, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01904 623599. Advance bookings advisable.09/06 -10/06/2012 – CITY OF YORK FOLK WEEKEND Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PR
It is SO GREAT to be part of this wonderful festival weekend (now celebrating its 10th Anniversary!) organised by Roland Walls and the Black Swan Folk Club. Its going to be a very busy weekend for me with performing, leading workshops and Mcing but I know I will enjoy every minute of it.02/06/2012 – COTTINGHAM SPRINGBOARD FESTIVAL – 5.30 Off The Road Stage, Duke of Cumberland, Market Green, Cottingham, HU16 5QG
Really looking forward to playing this really unique festival with its brilliant mix of acoustic-electric-eclectic music. Gonna be fun, this one!19/05/2012 – GREENFARM FESTIVAL, MUNICH, GERMANY – 1pm Hausler Hof, Garchinger Weg 72, 85399 Hallbergmoos, Germany
Thanks to Paul for inviting me over to play at this lovely festival near Munich in Bavaria. The city will be gearing up for Bayern Munich playing in the the Champions League Final (I think there’s going to be a big screen to watch the game) so it should be a lively weekend of great music and good sport and, if Bayern win (which Chelsea fans won’t want), no doubt massive celebrations. Prost!07/05/2012 – DUTCH HOUSE SPRING FESTIVAL- 3.30pm Dutch House, Mill Green Farm, Crayke, North Yorkshire YO61 4TT
Delighted to be part of a wonderful spring festival at this lovely centre of art and nature.06/05/2012 – FILEY FOLK FESTIVAL - 9.30pm The Station, Church Street, Filey, YO14 9ED
I’m delighted to be going back again to the Filey Folk Festival for the May Day Bank Holiday weekend. I had a great time last year, so now’s the chance to do it all again this year in the bigger festival which now takes place in three venues. It promises to be a fantastic weekend! My second performance of the festival is at The Station at 9.30pm.06/05/2012 – FILEY FOLK FESTIVAL - 2.30pm The Belle Vue, Belle Vue Street, Filey, YO14 9HY
I’m delighted to be going back again to the Filey Folk Festival for the May Day Bank Holiday weekend. I had a great time last year, so now’s the chance to do it all again this year in the bigger festival which now takes place in three venues. It promises to be a fantastic weekend! My first performance of the festival will be at the Belle Vue at 2.30pm05/05/2012 – BBC RADIO YORK – LIVE! 9.30amTune in at 103.7 FM or online at:
I’m delighted to be invited to be asked to do this broadcast on BBC Radio York. I will be singing live and chatting to Julia about Filey Folk Festival 2012 where I will be performing on Sunday 6th May (see below). If its too early on a Saturday morning for some of you then you can always listen back online at:03/05/2012 – SUPPORT FOR ANDY IRVINE -8.30pm Black Swan Folk Club, Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PR
Its a real honour to be appearing, even if only for a short floor spot, on the same stage as the legendary musician, singer and multi-instrumentalist Andy Irvine. He is a “tradition in himself” and one of the people that definitely makes me proud to be Irish!21/04 /2012 – THE 2ND ANNUAL FOX’S DEN RADIO SHOW FEST – 5.30pm
Fulford Arms (more than just a pub!), 121 Fulford Road, York, YO10 4EX
An all day music fest with loads of lovely people playing to raise funds for Bill and Jools and the brilliant Fox’s Den Radio Show and Vixen 101 radio. I’m playing at 5.30pm. Should be a good day!08/04/2012 – TIPPERARY VINTAGE RALLY, IRELAND Covered Stage, Tipperary Racecourse, Limerick Junction, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
Following the tremendous success of the first two Tipperary Vintage Rallies it has been decided to stage the event again in 2012 at the same superb venue whilst once again supporting local charities for whom over 74,000 euros has been raised so far. I am delighted to be contributing to the music for this wonderful event for young and old alike in my own ‘premier’ county.29/03/2012 – SUPPORT FOR VICKI SWAN & JONNY DYER -8.30pm Black Swan Folk Club, Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PR
I first came across Vicki and Jonny through the wonderful “La Jeussliniere” experience organised by Martyn and Danni Wyndham Read. Vicki and Jonny were leading some exciting instrumental workshops and I was involved with leading singing workshops at La Jeuss! It will be great to hear and catch up with them again.25/03/2012 – HANNAFINS, NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT, USA 312 State Street, New London, 06320, Connecticut 24/03/2012 - GREENWICH HOTEL, EAST GREENWICH, RHODE ISLAND, USA 162 Main Street, East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA
Thanks to Joann for inviting me to play at this great venue for original music with such a wonderful vibe.21/03/2012 – WORLD MUSIC FUN & GAMES WORKSHOP YWCA Princteon, 59 Paul Robeson Place, 08540 New Jersey USA 20/03/2012 - MCCARTHYS BAR & GRILL - 8pm 600 East Main Street, Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807, USA 19/03/2012 - LUNCHTIME CONCERT, BENSALEM, PHILADELPHIA Bristol Pike, Bensalem, Philadelphia – Private Function 18/03/2012 - BEAL BOCHT CAFE, BRONX, NEWYORK -7.30pm 445 West 238th Street, Bronx, New York, USA
Its SO exciting to be playing this brilliant venue in the Bronx, New York where some fabulous Irish musicians have performed (e.g. Andy Ir vine). How cool to be playing in the “city that never sleeps” – hey if I can make it there and all that……so I guess I better “start spreading the news…”17/03/2012 – DUBLIN PADDYS FEST, PENNSYLVANIA – 6.15 pm The Fire Company, PA313 and Rickerts Road, Dublin, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
I’m delighted to be going back to celebrate St Patrick’s Day with songs and music with all the lovely people in Dublin (the other one), Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA. Cost $10 per person including dinner & snacks.16/03/2012 – MCINTYRES ST PATRICKS CELEBRATIONS – 6pm 213 Route 37 East, Tom’s River, 08753 New Jersey, USA 15/03/- 26/03/2012 – USAEASTCOASTMINI TOUR ( New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut) Various Dates/Venues Details to follow 11/03/2012 - MANCHESTER IRISH FESTIVAL – TRADFEST – 4.40pm M19 Bar & Venue, 847-849 Stockport Road, Levenshulme, M19 3PW
This is the first (hopefully, not the last) time I have played the Manchester Irish Festival so it should be great craic being part of one of Europe’s biggest celebrations of Irish culture.
09/03/2012 – “LIFE & LOVE” – WAKEFIELD CATHEDRAL – 7.30pmTreacy Hall, Wakefield Cathedral, Westmoreland Street, Wakefield WF1
“Life & Love” – Beautiful music and scrumptious food to celebrate International Women’s Day. Contemporary folk with English, African and Celtic sounds by Ali Bullivent, Paula Ryan and Janet Wood. Places are limited so if you wish to attend please let Ali know at email@example.com/03/2012 – SUPPORT for KRIS KREVER & EAMON COYNE -7.30pm National Centre for Early Music, St Margaret’s Church, Walmgate, York, YO1 9TL Cost: £13/£11 conc.
It is absolutely brilliant to have the honour of supporting the wonderful Kris Drever (nominated for BBC Folk Singer of the Year 2011 and and lead guitarist with award winning folk band Lau) and amazing Eamon Coyne (dynamic banjo player from Scottish super band Salsa Celtica) in the marvellous acoustic of the National Centre for Early Music. Thanks to Roland at the Black Swan Folk Club for the invitation. Really looking forward to this one!03/03 /2012 - FULFORD ARMS FIRST BIRTHDAY CHARITY FESTIVAL – 3pm onwards 121 Fulford Road, York, YO10 4EX
This all day festival of music, ale and good times is to celebrate the Fulford Arms first birthday. Loads of great people to listen to. Details of what time I’m playing to follow. Should be fun!01/03/2012 - MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES FUNDRAISER -8pm The Stores, Bielby, York, YO42 4JL
Delighted to be part of this fundraising event to support Angela Michel and Nick Warlow as they set off on their amazing charity walk from York to Rome to raise funds for Medecins Sans Frontieres29/01/2012 - YORK RESIDENTS FESTIVAL -2pm Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PR 28/01/2012 – PRIVATE FUNCTION -7.30pm English Martyrs Hall, Dalton Terrace, York, YO24 4DA 31/12/2011 - 8pm, New Year’s Eve Gala Hilton Hotel, 1 Tower Street, York, YO1 9WD 22/12/2011 – Black Swan Folk Club Christmas Party Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PR 20/12/2011 – York Songwriters Christmas Concert Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PR 08/12/2011 – Support for Dick Gaughan – Black Swan Folk Club Black Swan Inn, Peaholme Green, York, YO1 7PR 01/12/2011 – Support for Kieran Goss – Black Swan Folk Club Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PR 16/11/2011 – Morley Folk Club The Morley Dashers, 66 High Street, Morley, Leeds,LS27 0BY, UK
I’m delighted to be going back to do a full evening at this lovely folk club where Keith and everyone made me so welcome the last time.10/11/2011 – “Slainte Mhath” Bar 13-14 Melville Place, Queensferry Street, Edinburgh EH3 7PR 09/11/2011 – Edinburgh Folk Club Cabaret Bar, 60 The Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9TJ, Scotland
It’s great to be going back to Edinburgh Folk Club and to be doing a small support slot for the majestic Martin Carthy.
08/11/2011 – Leith Folk Club
‘The Village’, South Fort Street, Edinburgh, EH6 4DN, Scotland
06/11/2011 – “The Listening Room” @ The Blue Blazer
The Blue Blazer, 2 Spittal Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DX
05/11/2011- Perthshire Amber Festival
Festival Hall, Royal Dunkeld Hotel, Atholl Street, Dunkeld, PH8 0AR, Scotland
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I’m delighted to be going back to do another short slot at the Perthshire Amber Festival (the festival of one of my favourite songwriters – Dougie Maclean) following the lovely time I had there in 2009.04/11/2011 - Rolling Hills Folk Club The George and Abbotsford Hotel, Melrose TD6 9PD 03/11/2011 – Support for Chris Wood, BBC 2 Folk Singer of the Year The Duchess, Stonebow, York, YO1 7NP
Such an honour to be supporting the wonderful Chris Wood, who won two awards at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2011 – Folk Singer of the Year and Best Original song in this brilliant live music venue. Really looking forward to this one!22/10/11 – Songwriters Concert, Jolly Sailor – 8 pm 5 Market Place, Cawood, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 3SR 21/10/11 – The Milton Rooms, Market Place – 7.45 pm
Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 7LX 13/10/11 – Full Evening Concert – Loughton Folk Club 8 Station Road, Loughton, London, IG10 4NX 24/09/11 – Café Improv, Princeton Arts Council, New Jersey – 8 pm
102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, New Jersey 08542 23/09/11 – McIntyres, Tom’s River, New Jersey- 6.30 pm
213 Route 37 East, Tom’s River, New Jersey 17/09/11 – Dublin Square, Bordentown, New Jersey – 3 pm
N167 Route 130, Bordentown, New Jersey 08505 15/09/11 – Thatcher McGhees, Pompton Lakes, New Jersey – 7 pm
6 Wannaque Avenue, Pompton Lakes, New Jersey 07442 11/09/11 – Dublin Arts Festival, Dublin, Pennsylvania
Main Streeet, Dublin, Bucks County, Pennsylvania 18917 Stage # 1 Time: 2.30pm – 3.30 pm 11/09/11 – Dublin Arts Festival, Dublin, Pennsylvania
Main Street, Dublin, Bucks County, Pennsylvania 18917 Stage # 3 Time: 11.30 am – 12.30 pm 18/08/11 – Borwick Hall Concert, Borwick, Carnforth, Lancashire LA6 1JU Time: 7.30 pm 21/08/2011 – “Gig in the Garden”, Outdoor Concert – 4 pm Sun Inn, Westgate, Pickering 20/08/11 – Utaya Fundraiser Festival, Fulford Arms – 5 pm Fulford Arms (more than just a pub!), 12 Fulford Road, York YO10 4EX 01/08/11 – Songwriters ‘Yorkshire Day’ Concert – 1 pm Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton-le-Hole, YO62 6UA 23/07/11 – Songwriters “In The Round” Concert – 7.30 pm Methodist Church, Potter Hill, Pickering, North Yorkshire 07/07/11 – York Arts Barge Opening Concert – 8.30 pm
York Arts Barge, Skeldergate Bridge, York 25/06/11 – YOWLA Fundraising Concert- 7.30 pm York One World Linking Association Fundraiser, Cemetery Chapel, Cemetery Road, York YO10 5AJ 18/06/11 – Arts Barge Project, Grand Opera House – 8 pm 4 Cumberland Street, York YO1 9SW 18/06/11 – Great Edstone Festival – 4pm Great Edstone, Nr. Pickering, North Yorkshire 12/06/2011 – Berlin Karneval Festival, Eurasia Stage – 12 midday Wissmanstrasse 32, 12049 Berlin, Germany
Its a real privilege to be invited to play at this amazing multicultural festival featuring musicians, singers, dancers from all across the globe!05/06/11 – Songwriters Concert, City of York Folk Festival – 7.30pm Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PR 05/06/11 – Singing Workshop, City of York Folk Festival – 11 am York Library, Museum Street, York 04/06/11 – City of York Folk Festival – Main Marquee Stage – 9pm Main Marquee Stage, Black Swann Inn, Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PR 02/06/2011 – Concert in Christengemainschaftshaus – 8 pm Freischutzstrasse 32, 01259 Dresden, Germany 02/06/2011 – Workshop in Christengemainschaftshaus – 2 pm Freischutzstrasse 32, 01259 Dresden, Germany 31/05/2011 – Dreikoenigskirche Concert with CheCheLeLe – 7 pm Driekoenigskirche, Hauptstrasse 23, 01097 Dresden, Germany 30/05/2011 – Evangelische Pfarrkirche Concert with CheCheLeLe Evangelische Pfarrkirche, Gundernhausen, Darmstadt, Germany 29/05/2011 – Bergkirche Concert with CheCheLeLe – 7pm
Friedhofsweg, 64739 Muemling-Grumbach, Germany Time: 7 pm 29/05/2011 – Rosenheim Museum Concert with CheCheLeLe – 1pm
Rosenheim Museum, Parkstrasse 60, 63067 Offenbach, Germany 28/05/2011 – Heydenmuehle Concert with CheCheLeLe – 7 pm
Heydenmuehle, Ausserhalb, Lengfeld 3, 64853 Otzberg, Germany 21/05/11 – Singing Workshop, Day of Dance & Song, Saltaire – 10 am Methodist Church, Saltaire Road, Shipley, Bradford, BD18 3HJ 14/05/11 – Dunshane House Concert with Soundsphere – 7.30 pm Dunshane House, Brannockstown, nr Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland 14/05/11 – Singing Workshop, Dunshane House Brannockstown, nr Naas, Co Kildare, Ireland 13/05/2011 – Workshop & Concert, Rathvilly – 10 am Carlow, Ireland 08/05/11 – Songwriters Concert, Holmfirth Folk Festival – 6 pm The Old Bridge Hotel, Market Walk, Homfirth, HD9 &DA 07/05/11 – Afternoon Concert, Holmfirth Folk Festival – 3 pm Holmfirth Parish Church, Holmfirth, HD9 7DA 07/05/11 – Singing Workshop, Holmfirth Folk Festival – 10.30 am The Old Bridge Hotel, Market Walk, Holmfirth HD9 7DA Sat. 30/04/11 – Filey Folk Festival, The Station – 4 pm The Station, Main Street, Filey, YO14 9ED 09/04/11 – Loughton Folk Day, 8 Station Road – 10 pm 8 Station Road, Loughton, London IG10 4NX 08/04/2011 – Full Evening Gig – Fulford Arms – 9.30 pm
Fulford Arms, 121 Fulford Road, York, YO10 20/03/11 – Holi Multicultural Festival – 2 pm Ukranian Centre, Bradford 08/03/2011 – Wakefield Cathedral Lunchtime Concert – 12.30 pm Westmoreland Street, Wakefield, WF1 1 06/02/11 – Songwriters “In The Round” Concert – 8 pm Stoen Trough, Kirkham Abbey, Whitwell on the Hill, YO60 7JS 30/01/11 – York Residents Festival – 3 pm Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, York Y01 7PR
GIGS 2010 (some)31/12/2010 – New Year’s Eve Gala – 8.30 pm Hilton Hotel, 1 Tower Street, York YO1 9WD 17/12/2010 – Support for Malinky – Reeth Memorial Hall Reeth Memorial Hall, Main Street, Reeth, nr Richmond, North Yorkshire 29/10/2010 – Brentwood Cathedral – Wedding Brentwood Cathedral, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 8AT 09/10/2010 – “Making Music in Tanzania – The Return” Concert The Band Room, Low Mill, Farndale, Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire YO62 7UY 06/10/2010 – Morley Folk Club – Full Evening Gig – 8.30 pm The Morley Dashers, High Street, Morley, Leeds, LS27 0BY 19/09/2010 – Dublin Arts Festival, Dublin, Pennsylvania Main Street, Dublin, Bucks County, 18917 Pennsylvania, USA Stage # 3 Time: 2.30pm – 3.30 pm 12/08 – 29/08/2010 – Making Music in Tanzania & Kenya!
Musical collaborations, Workshops and Concerts with local communities in Moshi, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya17/07/2010 – Saddleworth Folk Festival – 5 pm “New Singers, New Songs” Concert Methodist Chapel, High Street, Uppermill, OL3 6AX 15/07/2010 – Perpignan Festival – “Les Jeudis de Perpignan” - 9 pm Place des Poilus, 66002 Perpignan, France 11/07/2010 – The Celt – Early Evening Gig – 5 pm The Celt, 5 rue Armagnac, 11000 Carcassonne, France 06/06/2010 – Songwriters Concert, City of York Folk Festival Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PR 06/06/2010 – Singing Workshop, City of York Folk Festival York Library, Museum Street, York 05/06/2010 – Main Marquee Stage, City of York Folk Festival – 1 pm Black Swann Inn, Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PR 21/04/2010 – Dunfermline Folk Club – Full Evening Gig – 8 pm Thistle Tavern, Baldridge Burn, Dunfermline, KY12 9EG 25/03/2010 – Thatcher McGhees – Full Evening Gig – 7 pm
6 Wannaque Avenue, Pompton Lakes, 07442 New Jersey, USA 23/03/2010 – Tir na nOg – Full Evening Gig – 9 pm 1324 Hamilton Avenue, Trenton, 08629 New Jersey, USA 21/03/2010 – Ancient Mariner – St Paddy’s Day Festival Gig – 3 pm 21 West Main Street, Mystic, 06355 Connecticut, USA 17/03/2010 – Irish Eyes – St Paddy’s Festival Gig – 3 pm 52 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth, 19971 Delaware, USA 14/03/2010 – Irish Eyes, St Paddy’s Festival – 1 pm 105 Union Street, Milton, 19968 Delaware, USA 13/03/2010 – Dublin St Paddy’s Festival – 7.30 pm Dublin Fire House, 113 Rickerts Road, Dublin, Bucks County, 18917 Pennsylvania, USA 13/03/2010 – McIntyres – Early Evening Gig – 6.30 pm Tom’s River, New Jersey, USA 11/03/2010 – Academy Point, 20 Academy Lane, Mystic Academy Point, 20 Academy Lane, Mystic, 06355 Connecticut, USA 11/02/2010 – Support for Martin Carthy – Black Swan Folk Club Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PR 29/01/2010 – Ryedale Live Concert – 7.30 pm Old Malton War Memorial Hall, Old Malton, North Yorkshire 14/01/2010 – Topic Folk Club – 8.30 pm The Bradford Irish Club, Rebecca Street, Bradford BD1 2RX
GIGS 2009 (some)31/12/2009 – New Year’s Eve Gala, Hilton Hotel Hilton Hotel, 1 Tower Street, York YO1 9WD 01/11/2009 – “Wee Folk Club” Royal Oak, Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT 01/11/2009 – Perthshire Amber (The Dougie Maclean Festival) Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Port-Na-Craig, Pitlochry PH16 5DR 28/10/09 – Edinburgh Folk Club, Cabaret Bar – 8 pm Cabaret Bar, 60 The Pleasance, Edinburgh EH8 9TJ 27/09/2009 – Tara’s Joyce Family Pub – 3 pm 907 Matunuck Beach Road, 02879 Rhode Island, USA 26/09/2009 – Café Improv, Princeton Arts Council – 8 pm 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, 08542 New Jersey, USA
Broadcast on Princeton Community TV24/09/2009 – Alchemist & Barrister – Full Evening Gig – 9 pm 28 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, 08542 New Jersey 20/09/2009 – Dublin Arts Festival, Dublin, Pennsylvania, USA Main Street, Dublin, Bucks County, 18917 Pennsylvania 17/09/2009 – Blue Rooster Café – Full Evening Gig – 7.30 pm 17 North Main Street, Cranbury, 08512 New Jersey 10/09/2009 – Irish Eyes – Full Evening Gig – 7.30 pm 52 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, 19971 Delaware 18/07/2009 – Saddleworth Folk Festival – 5 pm “New Singers, New Songs” Concert, The Commercial Inn, Uppermill, OL3 6AX 14/06/2009 – Bradford Mela 21st Anniversary Festival – 1 pm Bradford Mela Festival Site, Bradford, BD1 5RW 31/05/2009 – Songwriters Concert, City of York Folk Festival Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PR 31/05/2009 – Singing Workshop, City of York Folk Festival – 10 am
York Library, Museum Street, York 30/05/2009 – Wolfe Room Concert, City of York Folk Festival, Black Swann Inn, Peasholme Green,York YO1 7PR