So, you remember me talking about recording a CD of favourite folk tales? Well, I’ve been back in the studio a couple of times since – including last week when I think finishing touches were put upon it! The recording includes five tales, from Sussex, Berkshire, North Wales and the mysterious depths of medieval myth. … More CD update – nearly done!
Hello all! Just to let you know of some exciting new events I’m involved in over the coming month or two: On Thurs 10th Jun (this week!) I’ll be part of an online session in the University of Sussex’s Festival of Ideas. Rave today! is a panel discussion by Sussex students and teaching staff, exploring … More Events coming up – online and in person!
It is here! The free online game that I helped create as part of University of Sussex DIT Digital and the Brighton Festival Our Place programme – a choose-your-own-adventure style quest to save the past, present and future! Based on the history of Hangleton in Brighton & Hove, the quest takes you back and forward … More Online game LAUNCHED! Go SAVE THE WORLD!
So! I had a great time yesterday, going back to the ever-amazing Brighton Road Recording Studios, with the incredible co-owner/engineer Ali Gavan. The reason being, to record some of my favourite folktales for a forthcoming release! This plan has been on my mind since before lockdown: I wanted to record a selection of shorter tales … More CD and download on the way…!
Hi all! Apologies not to have posted in a while, BUT: I’ve been busy working on LOTS of stuff, and have LOTS of news to share with you! The stars have all aligned and this May is now packed with gigs – and some really exciting ones at that. Not only have I kindly been … More Gigs agogo – and Online Game!
Roger Johnson was a wonderful chap who was known and loved by loads of people. I knew him through gigs by Robb Johnson, the Hove Folk Club (now Railway Roots), Pog, Wob, and lots more – he was a tireless supporter of live music, and always came out whatever the occasion, to enjoy the evening … More Rocking the Roost for Roger Johnson
Was really sad to hear just now that Anne Feeney died in hospital earlier this month. Anne was an amazing singer-songwriter and an inspiring labour activist, in her native US and around the world. I can’t remember exactly why I first came across her, but I know that somehow I stumbled upon her Have You … More RIP Anne Feeney
Hi all; if you want more thoughts on the cultural and social role of stories and storytelling, I’ve contributed to a podcast! Technecast is the official podcast by researchers at Techne Doctoral Training Partnership (who are kindly funding the PhD which I started this academic year), and I was very gratified to be asked to … More Podcast! Hear me musing on stories, environment and PhD studies
Hello folks! This week I had the pleasure – and the honour – of being interviewed for the Crecganford YouTube channel, on the subject of storytelling itself! It was fantastic fun. We covered how I got into storytelling, how to practice telling stories, what stories MEAN to society, and LOADS more – and talked about … More Two new videos! An interview, and a tale
Hello all – happy festive season, however you celebrate at this time of year. I hope you and yours have been able to have a fun time and are staying well, despite the ongoing obstacles. I have an announcement: those of you who’ve seen my recent online gigs will know that I’ve promised to tell … More The Four Branches of the Mabinogi, ONLINE