03/08/14 Update …. Stuff!… (Prison songwriting workshop, festival patron etc)

Been a bit tardy with my updates of late…nothing since June, how remiss of me!

Loads seems to have happened (which if you follow me on Facebook, you’ll possibly have already seen)…anyway, quick round up:

I did a couple of songwriting workshops with the inmates at Hull Prison…a little bit scary to start off with, as I got the feeling that initially they’d rather be anywhere else but in a room with me trying to write songs.
I’d been asked to do the workshop by the organisers of Beverley Folk Festival; they were putting together… Continue reading

05/06/14 update…housegigs and “Have a Go” gigs

Just posted this on my FB page, thought it might be worth putting up here too…(to get in contact, use the email address on the housegig link on homepage).

“House-gigs have gone crazy, some no doubt due to the house-gig video for “True Believer” that went online last month…all over the shop, 16 between now and October (that’s virtually a tour!) from Llanymynech to Liverpool, Norwich to Newbald, Worthing to Wollaston. Some private house concerts, or maybe parties/functions, others are more like “Have a Go” gigs, where ordinary folk have decided to put their own gig on (eg in a… Continue reading
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The difficult second album is now available to buy from the usual places.

Henry’s House Gigs

10Henry has recently started playing private house-concerts and finds these some of the most enjoyable gigs he does.

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There's no greater compliment that can be paid to the album [The Last Mad Surge of Youth] than to say quite plainly that it's a really enjoyable album, one for repeated listening and guaranteed to touch a nerve of some sort for fans of a certain age who will enjoy the ponderings and contemplations"

Mike Ainscoe, Fatea Records

Next Gig

8:00 pm Burton on Trent, @ tHE mADhOUSE,
Burton on Trent, @ tHE mADhOUSE,
Nov 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
ticket details to follow; NEW VENUE FOR mADhOUSE Stapenhill Institute Club 23 Main St Burton upon Trent 01283 533351 http://www.madhouseuk.com/page_19.html

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Henry Priestman
Facebook IconSeptember 22, 2014 at 8:39 am

Delighted to announce that Lotte Mullan will be joining me as special guest at my London gig on Oct 2nd at St Pancras Old Church, to do a support set. Here's her beautiful version of our song Valentine Song, as featured in the film Kismet Diner...umm, I notice it's had just 250,000 more hits than my version!

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Lotte Mullan - Valentine Song - Kismet Diner

Valentine Song by Lotte Mullan, the ending song from Kismet Diner. We know how much you love the music from the film so we decided ...

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Facebook IconSeptember 21, 2014 at 9:22 am

Here's the tiny but perfectly formed Hookstone Memorial Hall, Thornthwaite (built in 1749 "in the heart of in Nidderdale", North Yorkshire) where we played last night's "housegig", Thanks to Carl and Marion (who put the gig on) and to all who came and sang their hearts out (after a bit of gentle persuasion!)...and of course, thanks to the expanded line-up of my band The Men of a Certain Age.

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Facebook IconSeptember 19, 2014 at 5:21 pm

Every time I’m on tour, travelling the highways and byways of this country, I pass through somewhere beautiful and think “my wife would LOVE this”…well, the two of us have just had a wonderful week away, on a different sort of tour, to celebrate our Silver Wedding.
Been visiting some amazing places (see pic of Avebury Standing Stones) & seen some wonderful sights, mostly Southern locations we’ve not really visited before; we’ve travelled 900 miles, through 16 counties, and stayed in the Cotswolds, Dorset , Oxford, Norfolk and ended up in York…
Feeling fully refreshed, tho’ would quite like to stay in one place for a for a day or two…no chance of that: housegig in Harrogate tomorrow!

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Facebook IconSeptember 10, 2014 at 8:30 am

Spotted in HMV Warrington by eagle-eyed Les Glover, my album currently residing in the "Easy Listening" section....eh??
I don't mind hangin' with Frank and Deano, but Elaine Page?...still, pretty amazed that my CD's actually stocked in HMV (£13, tho'?..cheaper on my website, and signed to boot!!)

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Facebook IconSeptember 7, 2014 at 8:35 am

Right, sorted; here's my “Autumn Before The Winter” Tour 2014…

2nd London - St Pancras Old Church
3rd Farnham, Surrey – housegig*
4th Worthing – The John Seldon
10th Wollaston – Village Hall
11th Huntingdon – Hartford Village Hall (Sold Out)
12th Coventry – housegig (on an allotment!)*
17th Preston – housegig*

3rd Beverley (E. Yorks) – Processed Pea Folk Club (Sold Out)
7th Stoke – New Finney Gardens
8th Burton-on-Trent - Madhouse
14th Durham – The Old Cinema Launderette
15th Saltburn - Saltburn Blues Club
16th Tallarn Green (Whitchurch) – housegig*
21st Bolton (Westhoughton Golf Club) – Gary & Vera Aspey present.
28th Bristol – Folkhouse
29th Nottingham – Guitar Bar
30th Wembley –housegig*

Dec 6th Liverpool – Lantern Theatre

Further details on: http://www.facebook.com/henrypriestman (under “Events”, scroll down, left hand column)
and http://www.henrypriestman.com (under “Gigs”).
*Some housegigs are open to the public, please check website/Facebook

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For gigs, housegigs, and workshop bookings (and enquiries), please message me here on Facebook...or email:henpman@gmail.com. For details of all forthcoming Gigs or to order CDs please go to: http://www.henrypriestman.com/

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