Great time at Bromsgrove Folk Festival. Thanks again to maestros Derek and Kirsty for playing on Friday afternoon. I had so many lovely comments - including several from people who couldn't believe it was only our second gig!
Overall it was a wonderful weekend. Many thanks to Bob Bignell and the team for organising everything. Highlights for me were the sublime songwriting skills of Robin Laing and the spellbinding storytelling of Ursula Holden Gill.
The 2018 Primrose Hospice Summer Fête was a great success! There was a terrific atmosphere and everyone seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves - not least three musicians who got together for the occasion. I've popped some photos in the Gallery. (Pictures courtesy of Gordon Rogers Photography.) Thanks again to Derek Mitchell and Kirsty Daniels. You were brilliant!
Now I'm REALLY looking forward to playing at the Primrose Hospice Fête! Derek Mitchell (guitar) and Kirsty Daniels (flute) are both excellent musicians and lovely people who have kindly agreed to join me 'on stage'. We've been practising and I love what they add to the songs. We're due to perform at 2.00pm, so do come along if you can. (Btw - I'm also acting as compère for the afternoon.)
For one reason or another it's been a while since I made it to a Singers Night at the Woodman Folk Club. So, it was great to be there last Friday and enjoy a feast of musical (and poetic) talent! Most of us were local but Dom, a young man from Southampton, thrilled us all with his brilliant guitar playing and excellent vocal. One to watch as they say!
I covered 'A Thousand Years Today' by Paul Metsers and 'My Skies' by James Keelaghan. Both songs invite us to walk in someone else's shoes, 'so-to-speak', gaining a different perspective on our place in the world. As it happened, other songs during the evening included references to pilgrimage/ walking the road of life. Paul & Sue Matthews performed a lovely new one about the Camino de Santiago, the subject of a recent BBC TV series 'Pilgrimage', walked recently by a friend of theirs.