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. 

September

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

October

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

November

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

December

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.

Start To End

Start To End

Start To End is a group of Glasgow musicians who interpret their favourite albums, in full, in a live setting. So far they've tackled records by David Bowie, Neutral Milk Hotel, Radiohead and Daft Punk.  Here's a recent interview they did for the The Skinny.

The latest in the series is Feist's wonderful 2007 album, The Reminder, to which I'll be lending some flute, keys and backing vocals this Wednesday 15th March at The Hug and Pint. 

There are a few tickets left here. Don't delay!

Asunder

Asunder

I'm very excited to be part of a special performance at the Barbican Centre on 12th February, where I'll be playing alongside the amazing Field Music, Warm Digits, The Cornshed Sisters and a string quartet. We're performing the live score to a screening of Asunder, a film by Esther Johnson and Bob Stanley, which explores the effects of World War One on Sunderland and surrounding areas. More information here.