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“Meet in the dining room at 1pm. Bring shoes.”

“Meet in the dining room at 1pm. Bring shoes.” And that was the start of something very special. Actually it started a day or so before. I didn’t quite know what to expect going to the 2018 Outland sessions, but … Continue reading

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Original Song Award Winner – Ship of Dreams

It’s an odd feeling. I wasn’t going to enter, then I was persuaded. I never expected to win. That evening, hosted in a big RSA, there was a long list of entrants, a panel of judges and an eager audience. … Continue reading

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Three Danish Galleys – and a bit of a Tease

A few years ago, on the campsite of a historical re-enactment festival in the south of England, my mate Dave came up to me with an obscure tome in hand. I had just been performing some middle ages music. “What … Continue reading

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She Moved Through the Fair

I first discovered this haunting song on an album by a band calls All About Eve. Loved it ever since, so on my return to folk music a few years ago I started singing it again, with a newly developed … Continue reading

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The Story Behind the Song – Ship of Dreams

Go out to your ship of dreams Time to leave the shore Row out to your ship of dreams Don’t stand there waiting for your ship of dreams for ever more If you have a song, A song you’d like … Continue reading

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Music for a cause – telling a little story

Following the huge 7.8 earthquake near Kaikoura, the local folk music community rallied round. And you can help too. Continue reading

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Quest for Wellyfest – With your support see us on the main stage

Hi folks, friends, supporters. We’re in the running for the People’s Choice at Wellyfest. We entered late but moving up fast and with your support we’ll get there. The prize is a spot on the main stage at Wellington Folk … Continue reading

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Plenty of music in the Bay

High time I wrote a little something about a music festival I was at recently – the Tauranga & Katikati Acoustic Music Festival, 21-22 Feb. This is a totally relaxed event with just one smallish stage, set in a nice … Continue reading

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The making of an album – #1

Now THAT was an experience. So I have been in studios before (mainly radio and TV, but still with mics and other bits & pieces you don’t have at home) and done some bash recording, but nothing is quite like … Continue reading

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Wellyfest 2013

And what a great time we had. Held over Labour Weekend at a scout facility way down a country valley beyond Wainuiomata, the weather has a reputation for being a bit unkind to campers. Not this year. The cold and … Continue reading

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