Spike Island Café-Bar, 133 Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1 6UX

(NOT River City bar – or anywhere else!)

7.30 start (Doors at 7pm)


So that’s Tuesday night spoken for! It’s an evening of top-notch poetry and song at Bristol’s international centre for contemporary art. Over a drink or two in the cool arts café ambience, you can enjoy the spiky, precision-crafted words and images of The Spoke – Paul Deaton, Lizzie Parker, Sarah Rudston, Claire Williamson and Bob Walton – together with some wonderful traditional Irish fireside ballads from the haunting voice of Marianne McAleer, multi-award winner at the All-Britain and All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil. See you there.




From Sidmouth to Sligo

I arrived back from Sidmouth Folk Week at 4.30am on Saturday morning – partly because I couldn’t leave the late night Bedford Sing before everyone had sung, and partly because THE WHOLE M5 WAS CLOSED AT COLLUMPTON!!! 

But I had a great week. It was a real privilege to share the stage with the finest of singers and musicians. And I always hear a new song that knocks me for six. Sidmouth Folk Week is a brilliant venue for singers! And between the singarounds and concerts there is the colourful sea front, jangling with Morris dancers and the beautiful sea. Mmmmm …..

What’s next?

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann is happening this week in Sligo, so that’s my next destination. It should be wild – see you at the Singers’ Club! 

Tracks Now Available

30 July 2014

Hey, after several hours slaving over a hot computer, individual songs from my most recent CD are now available to buy online!

Visit the “Shop” page if you’d like to hear a sample first.

Hoping to see some of you at Sidmouth Folk Week, starting this weekend – I can’t wait!