It’s my birthday, and bless the good people at Sandbox Digital, they’ve only gone and given me a new updated “all singing, all dancing” website, more videos, more pictures, better layout etc…’bout time too, the old one was beginning to look a tad unloved.

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Tho’ I try and make myself keep my website blogs up to date, I’m often a little tardy (last one was in Feb!!), and for this reason we’ve decided to incorporate my Facebook posts onto the new website Homepage…I do tend to post (mostly inane twaddle!) on FB at least a couple of times a week, so it’s a good way of keeping up with what I’m up to, what gigs are coming up in the next week/month etc.

Talking of gigs, they are coming in ALL the time (we’re currently up to Oct 2017), and the best way to check on where we’re playing is always via the website… Rule of thumb: ALL my future gigs are on the website (under “LIVE”), including 35 housegigs, and I will drip-feed the gig information, once a month or so, onto my Facebook Artist page, to jog people’s memory (under “Upcoming Events, in left hand column: www.facebook.com/henrypriestman/events?key=events ).

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Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival, 19/06/16…l-r Nick Silver, HP, Les Glover, Lynne O’Malley

To answer the question I get levelled at me at most gigs, yes I AM beginning work on the next album (more info on that in the coming months), aiming for early 2017 release.   All the songs are written, and I’m enjoying the opportunity of actually being able to play them live, and “road test” them before recording, which I’ve never really the chance to do before. This weekend at gigs in Richmond, Huddersfield, and at The Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival we tried out at least 4 or 5 songs that will be on the next record, including “Beautiful Dreamers”, “The Ghosts of a Thousand Fishermen” and “Not in my Name”…all went down really well!

As mentioned above, housegigs are coming in thick and fast, and people can check out the “Housegig Info” page on this new website to get all info, and contact us for more info/bookings…alternatively they can contact me directly through the message facility on my Facebook artist page.

Special thanks to Helen Stephens of Sandbox Digital for the wonderful work on this new updated website…drop me a message on FB if you wish to contact Helen re your own website…she’s very reasonably-priced. 🙂

Finally, thanks to all of you for your support…the interplay with folk on Facebook is wonderful, and the gigs continue to be as much fun, as Les and I continue our “never ending tour”…we’ll hopefully catch you at a venue (or house) somewhere in the future.

Love Henry xx   (21/06/16)

Upcoming gigs in next month or so J

July

1st Stony Stratford – York House Centre

2nd Huntingdon – Old Law Courts

3rd Kettering – housegig*

6th Southport – Atkinson Arts Centre

9th Wirral – housegig*

15th Godalming – housegig*

16th Bourton – wedding*

29th New Brighton Festival, Wirral

30th Abingdon – housegig*

*Private function; sorry, tho’ some housegigs are open to the public, this particular one is not.

For info on these house concerts, and to enquire about Henry’s housegigs see this link: http://www.henrypriestman.com/house-gigs/