(… or, “What I Did On My Holidays, part 1,” because I couldn’t resist a reference to my favourite Fairport Convention album.) I’ve been having all sorts of exciting chats recently about a fascinating bit of work I got involved with over the summer. Thanks to Robb Johnson, Angie Travis of the NEU, and the … More Filming Brighton’s radical heritage!
A song for Jenny Flintoft, Roger Johnson and Angus Cameron, friends of Railway Roots, sadly lost to Covid-19. … More Song for lost comrades
Hi all! How are you doing? I hope you’re doing okay and finding plenty to keep you cheery. I’ve had a wonderful rest over August – although I’ve fitted in some interesting visits to locations of stories AND contributed to a very interesting lefty heritage/local history project, both of which I shall post about asap…! … More First gigs of the autumn!
On top of my Crecganford interview, one of my stories has been picked up by East London Radio for Tony Cranston’s Talking Stories show! It’s out now to listen online here. I tell a tale from Sussex fairy lore, and there’s plenty of other fascinating stuff from other storytellers too. Enjoy!
I did an interview recently for the fantastic Crecganford YouTube channel! You can watch it below. We had a great time chatting about the possible prehistoric beliefs behind British and Irish medieval tales: I got to share some of my speculations about the roots of British Isles folklore, and along the way we had a … More New Interview on British Myths
New album Land, Sea and Sky available to PRE-ORDER! Folk tales and myths from the British isles. Buy before 30th Jul for a free extra story! … More PRE-ORDER my new CD/download NOW!
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!
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…!
If you should wend your way through the woods of the Weald on an early evening in December – say, on Sat 7th Dec – you might find a friendly group of buildings by a turn in a lane; and around them you might see a lovingly-kept garden nursery; and inside the first building, you … More Stories by the fireside…