Willie’s Lady is one of those age old love stories… young man comes of age, sails across the sea, meets girl, falls in love, gets married, brings her home – so far so good – except for the mother-in-law. Willie’s
A new piece for viola da gamba – as featured on Folk from the Boat! One of those pieces that occur when you’ve been messing around for a bit – slightly out of guilt because I thought I’d been neglecting
I have a special release for this Valentine’s Day! Featuring some beautiful shots from across the British Isles (filmed in the North Highlands of Scotland and the South coast of England). Whittingham Fair is a love song with a difference
This week’s episode of Folk from the Boat took us on an historical adventure to a hill site in Harlow by the River Stort where the remains of a bronze age pond barrow, a Celtic Temple, a Roman Temple and
This week I’ve written two new tunes but they need names! Can you help name them? I’ll change the name of the video and announce them on next week’s episode – Thursday 14th at 7pm! The first tune is an
I thought I’d share this beautiful song this morning that I was fortunate enough to sing with my lovely friend Emily Ovenden. There’s something really nurturing about it that I can’t quite explain – a sort of comfort-spiritual-food folk song.
I’ve written a new tune! My wonderful friend, fiddle player Geoff Irwin, gave me a pewter goblet (I can’t wait to take it to medieval festivals) so I needed to come up with a good way of saying thank you.
A lovely surprise today! My performance of Arrane Saveenagh – a lullaby from the Isle of Man, sung in Manx Gaelic – was featured in The Manx Independent in an article by Dr Chloë Woolley. Here’s the full article describing
Today I’m spending a sunny time filming one of the sunniest folk songs ‘Tarry Trousers’. This is often the opener in my set (especially if I’m playing somewhere scary!) because it just always makes me happy.
Hello, hope you’re very well!
During lockdown I’ve been busy creating a YouTube series ‘Folk from the Boat’. In each episode we have a little adventure on my boat (currently on the river Lee near London) and then…