March 2016

March 2016

This month I am looking forward to concerts in Gloucestershire, at Rainford in Lancashire, and Cramlington in the Newcastle area – it would be so good to see you somewhere!

Please come and support the charity concert at Churchdown Community Centre, in Gloucestershire this Friday 11th March 


Come and enjoy songs, stories and tunes from Gloucestershire plus a whole range of material from my various albums ..from Roll on Dreamer to Borderland.

Tickets –   and  tel 01242 525966    and other details are below.

Had a great time last night at Readifolk club in Reading – a big thanks to organisers Una and Colin, all the singers, and to everyone who came and supported the gig and bought the albums!

Nature in Art  Rosemary Gowland has made a fine triptych of stained glass panels to show all three aspects of my song Forest and Vale and High Blue Hill. It is currently in the grounds of Nature in Art at Twigworth, Glos. And I really enjoyed seeing it last week.

Also last week I saw one of my favourite Scottish bands,  Skerryvore live for the first time at the Wiltshire Music Centre. Such amazing musicians, songs, tunes, and energy – DO try and see them on their current UK tour.

Mike Silver has just released a new album.  Silver Collection is an album of covers – with traditional ballads, jazz, blues, and classic songs by some of Mike’s favourite songwriters from UK and USA such as Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Eric Bogle, John Richards, and Ewen Carruthers. The album is on Faymus Records and available from



Wed 9  Private event

Fri 11 CHURCHDOWN, Glos.  –  with PAUL BURGESS  – Churchdown Community Centre,Parton Rd.  GL3 2JH   doors 7pm / concert starts at 7.45pm  the concert is in support of Kidney Research U.K. and Rotary Charities.

Tickets available from:    on-line at

From Tourist Information Centres at Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud and Tewkesbury

From Cheltenham North Rotary Club by phoning 01242 525966

Sat 12 Private event

Sun 13 RAINFORD  –  The Wooden Horse Folk Club, The Junction, News Lane,

Rainford, Lancs.    WA11 7JU    8.30pm

Tickets/info              01772 452782

Tue 15 NEWCASTLE – Cramlington Folk Club   – 

The Clef and Cask, Dewley,  Cramlington NE23 6DT

tickets from Keith Taylor 01670 715106


18-22  La Jeusseliniere – The Reunion 2016     Workshops at Halsway Manor, nr Crowcombe Somerset TA4 4BD – I will one of the guest tutors.   Hosted by Martyn & Danni Wyndham-Read, with Iris Bishop, Stan Graham, Carolyn Robson and guest tutors.

Martyn & Danni started the La Jeusseliniere music weeks form their home in France in 2002. These relaxed and friendly courses, featuring well known folk artists and musicians, continued until Martyn & Danni moved back to the UK in 2007. The La Jeuss Reunion began the following year, continuing to flourish as a meeting place where like minded musicians – and their partners and friends – can relax and enjoy each others company whilst exploring and improving their musical talents.

The week is suitable for musicians of all levels of ability, from beginners to advanced, and there will be art classes and other activities for non-musicians.

BOOKING    for information and to book please contact Stan Graham, / 01904 758228.

Wed 27 BBC Folk Awards 

Thu 28  EVESHAM Arts Centre  – “Folk in the Foyer”- support from singer/songwriter Colin Pitts

Prince Henry’s School, Victoria Avenue  WR11 4QH  7.30pm

Tickets   Box office 01386 446944

Sat 30  GUERNSEY with Mike Silver – St James’s Concert Hall, College St, St Peter Port, Guernsey  GY1 2NZ  7.30pm

concert also includes 2 other acts – local s/s Jim Delbridge,  and singer/guitarist

Pete Frampton (not the famous one!) . Tickets include supper


My next SONGWRITING WORKSHOP in May – has sold out! 

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