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Songwriting in prisons

Last year I did some songwriting sessions at various prisons across the North West. Part of that work was for a project called ‘Changing Stories’ run by a Manchester based charity called TiPP (Theatre in Prison & Probabation).

I’m fascinated…

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Barking Folk Festival

Quiet Loner at Barking Folk Festival
Saturday 8 June.
3pm to 9.30pm in the Abbey Ruins.

I’m delighted to playing at this year’s Barking Folk Festival – a family festival celebrating the best in English and World folk music and…

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Review of the year 2018

When I decided to become a full time musician I knew it wouldn't be as simple as just turning up doing some gigs and selling some albums. But when I look back at 2018 I don't think I could have…

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Voices from the streets take inspiration from the past

You see the trouble but you don’t understand my struggle.”

A new collaboration between people who have experienced homelessness and local artists will be shown at the People’s History Museum on Monday 11 June 2018 as part of Manchester…

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Defiance Sessions 2018

I curate and host a regular music night called the Defiance Sessions celebrating music with something to say. The gigs take place in Glossop, Derbyshire and are all about songwriting that challenges an audience, songs with a conscience, stories of…

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New songwriting project

From March through to June this year I’ll be working with arts organisation Arthur + Martha as a ‘guest artist’ on a project called Panorama.

A couple of weeks ago I started working with people who have lived experience of…

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Half a dozen demands

“We’ve half a dozen demands. Written here. Stated clear.” This song is about the Chartist movement which rose during the ...
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