some time in

Whoops! It’s been a while. I’ve been here 20 days now!? I think? So. I’ve been playing banjo a lot, playing clarinet a little, practising my Italian, and learning to refuse the many kind offers from the neighbour to marry me off. Last night I went to see a very highbrow rendition of the Iliad. I … Continue reading some time in


Here is my new home for the next month! Pisticci is a little Italian town with about a thousand years history. It’s very quiet and friendly. The old lady next door has already taken me under her wing and brought me a tupperware full of boiled cabbage. My Italian is not very good but I … Continue reading Pisticci!


Adventuring begins! I’m going to a little house in the South of Italy for a month of isolated music making. First stop London, and then a train or three to Italy tomorrow. It’s been a while since I’ve done any song writing so I’m not sure what I’ll discover in there but I’m looking forward … Continue reading Italy

On the Radio Today!

I very much enjoyed playing for the lovely folks of Seal, in Kent yesterday at their village festival (my mum is the vicar there). It was a real treat to see a community coming together like that. After my set were the Primary school choir, who were totally magnificent. I also enjoyed helping my mum out … Continue reading On the Radio Today!

Hay, Wales, and Manchester

I’m currently in the hills of Herefordshire, having a restful stop with friends after the Howthelightgetsin festival in Hay-on-Wye. Highlights were listening to pals Jet Mcdonald and George Morgan playing, hanging out at the Anima Rising shop in the High Street, and causing an old-time ruckus with Molly Carroll and new friends the Most Ugly Child (that’s a … Continue reading Hay, Wales, and Manchester