Northern Flyway

Northern Flyway

I'm delighted to be part of Northern Flyway, a new musical project developed by Inge Thomson & Jenny Sturgeon. We're playing at The Barn, Banchory on 20th January, followed by two shows at Celtic Connections, and an autumn 2018 tour to be announced. More information here...

Celtic Connections 2018

Very pleased to let you know about four appearances at next year's Celtic Connections:

22nd - The Hug and Pint, Glasgow (Start To End presents Joni Mitchell's Court and Sparktickets

28th - Tron Theatre, Glasgow (Northern Flyway) tickets

29th - Tron Theatre, Glasgow (Northern Flyway) tickets

30th - The Glad Cafe, Glasgow (with Sara Kazmi) tickets

New gigs added

It's been a busy summer! I'm looking forward to getting out and about over the next few months with all the greats: Rachel Newton, Hamish Napier, Sara Kazmi, Bella Hardy, Alistair Anderson & Northlands and Field Music. I'll also be tutoring at Tinto Adult Music Weekend and working with young songwriters as part of The Spree Festival, Paisley. 


16th - Shawfest, The Sparkle Horse, Glasgow (solo) tickets

20th - Coronation Hall, Ulverston (Rachel Newton) tickets

21st - Masham Town Hall, North Yorkshire (Rachel Newton) tickets

22nd - Kings Place, London (Rachel Newton) tickets

29th - Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow (Hamish Napier's The River) tickets


17th - Spiegeltent, The Spree, Paisley (Renfrewshire Calling project) info 

19th - English Folk Expo, HOME, Manchester (Alistair Anderson & Northlands) info

20th-22nd - Tutoring at Tinto Adult Music Weekend, Biggar info

25th - Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh (Sara Kazmi / Scottish International Storytelling Festival) info

26th - Elphinstone Institute, Aberdeen (Sara Kazmi / Scottish International Storytelling Festival) info


5th - The Cluny, Newcastle (Field Music) tickets

11th - Albert Hall, Manchester (Field Music) tickets

18th - Kulturhaus Lüdenscheid, Lüdenscheid, Germany (Bella Hardy) tickets

19th - Parktheater Im Kurhaus Göggingen, Augsburg, Germany (Bella Hardy) tickets


2nd - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (Us Vs Them all-dayer curated by Field Music) tickets

Rachel Newton Band tour dates

Delighted to be playing with the Rachel Newton Band again over the next few months! I'll be joining the crew in Inverness, Aldershot, Reading, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cardiff, Cambridge and London.

National Youth Folk Ensemble - thanks!

I had a great time tutoring at the National Youth Folk Ensemble residential. They're a truly inspiring group of young musicians: it was a privilege to work with them, and their concert at Cecil Sharp House was fantastic. Thanks to the Ensemble, EFDSS and tutor team Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron, Miranda Rutter, Saul Rose and Jack Rutter for a lovely week. See some photos here!

National Youth Folk Ensemble

National Youth Folk Ensemble

I'm really looking forward to being part of the tutor team for the National Youth Folk Ensemble residential course in a couple of weeks' time. This one culminates in the ensemble's first full length gig, at Cecil Sharp House on Wednesday 12th April. More information (including details of how to apply for the NYFE in 2017-18) here.