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12/08/13…Devon songwriting weekend

12/08/13…Devon songwriting weekend

No blogs on this site for a few months, then 2 in a few of weeks...what's goin' on?... Anyway, had a fabulous time the other weekend as a "facilitator" on a 3 day songwriting course run by the London Songwriter Company in beautiful Seale Hayne in Devon...it used to be...

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25/07/13 Four Festivals (picture blog)

Right, seems very early in the season to be saying this, but that's my festival season almost over...four festivals throughout June and July, really enjoyed them all...here's a picture blog about them, starting with BAMfest in early June.   This was the first ever...

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I Came, I Seend…I Conquered?

Don’t know if anyone actually reads my blogs, but what the hell, it was something to do on a Monday night in a quiet hotel, and there was nowt on telly! I can’t thank promoter Malcy Shipp enough for inviting me back for a wonderful weekend in tiny village of Seend,...

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7/04/13…”Cupidity”, Lotte, Flossie etc

Right, first off, the eagle-eyed amongst you will notice that my previous blog was called Cumbria or Bust part one..."whatever happened to Cumbria or Bust part two?" I hear you cry...well, I was hoping to put up loads of photos from my delightful day at St Begh's...

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27/03/2013…Cumbria or Bust! (part one)

27/03/2013...Cumbria or Bust! (part one) Busy few days…actually, before I started my Cumbria trip I had to go down to London (and back, in a day) to do a lecture/workshop for budding songwriters at the London Songwriting Company. For my lecture, it was a pleasant...

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22/03/13….Facebook’s a-playin’ up, time for a blog.

Facebook’s playing up (won’t let me post…keep getting this - see screenshot, right - but at least I am not alone)…anyone else having the same problem?...hopefully they'll fix it soon, in the meantime:Why not do a blog instead?........Just eyeing up the snow "sitch",...

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07/04/13 – Tales of two festivals:

  In the last two weekends I've played at two brilliant festivals 1) The Belfast/Nashville Songwriter Convention, and 2) Moonbeams Folk Weekend in Driffield, E Yorks. I was thrilled to be invited to do two “Songwriter Circle” gigs at the 9th annual “Belnash”… seemed...

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26/02/13…Jan and Feb Stuff

Is it me, or has this winter just been the most dreary in living memory?...I can just about handle the cold (lots of layers) but it's the non-stop rain, and general greyness that gets me...anyway, at least the sun's been shining in last week or so, so roll on spring....

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2012…A Year in 12 Pictures.

I call this blog  "2012...A Year in 12 Pictures"...(there's blurb too, but feel free to ignore that)...not necessarily all amazing photos, but they sort of sum up the type of year I've had; full of highs and lows, yes, but also lots of music, love, laughter...and...

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School Songwriting Workshops 2012

Here are a few nice shots from the school songwriting workshops I've been doing this year. When I did my first primary school workshop in March, I imagined I'd perhaps do one a month or so; now I find I have 15 in already for next term, all over the UK. You can tell...

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