37th Annual Glenties Fiddlers Weekend


Graham Dixon continues to be a great ambassador for the fiddle music of North East England. His books on Robert Whinham and James Hill are among my favourites and I would recommend them to anybody. He is also a lovely, lovely man. So when he asked me to play some of James Hill’s tunes to…

30 Years Collection


Exciting news! This book of original compositions is now out of my control and with the printers. Thirty years of life as a professional folk musician portrayed in melody… as well as the occasional harmony! Huge thanks to Amanda Jayne White (www.mandascat.com) for her original artwork for the cover, and to Rob Say for putting the…

2019 Tour Dates with Frank


Frank and I are delighted to be going on another tour at the end of May and beginning of June and are pleased to announce the first dates at some of our favourite venues. There are still some gaps to be filled, so if you know of a venue that would be interested in having…

Music for a Spring Evening


Looking forward to something a little different on 15th March. I’ll be joining Alan Edwards and Bryan Jackson as we take a stroll with our fiddles through a range of musical landscapes, from light classics to folk and swing. The concert is in the wonderful community of Embleton and will raise money for hall funds….

Jimmy’s Fiddle


What a great night was had by all at the seaside in Cullercoats last week! It was the first performance of Jimmy’s Fiddle, a wonderful show by Tom McConville and Alan Fitzsimmons all about the life and music of James Hill. There were fiddle tunes, songs and some fabulous clog dancing. Congratulations to fellow cast members Tom…

‘Sacred Spaces, Secular Sounds’ ~ July 2018


Frank and I are touring in July, taking in some gorgeous acoustics around the north and east of England and the Borders. In our tour of “Sacred Spaces, Secular Sounds” we will perform traditional and self-penned material from our new album ‘The Gift’ alongside tunes from the critically acclaimed album ‘Root2’, exemplifying ‘the very best of partnerships…

The Gift Launch Date


Frank and I are very excited about this – our new album, The Gift, will be launched on 3rd April 2018. Keep an eye open for details about pre-ordering the CD, and there might be some special bundles available to those who support us by pre-ordering!   And don’t forget to save the date for the…

Edinburgh Folk Club with Frank


We are delighted to have been invited up to the Edinburgh Folk Club to play on Wednesday 7th February. They have a spectacular line-up of acts scheduled this year and it will be a great gig to kick off 2018. They start at 8pm, and tickets are available online from Brown Paper Tickets. We thought last…

‘Tis Holly & Ivy Season

Holly & Ivy Roadshow - group

The School Performances have started and we had a wonderful evening at a House Concert at the beginning of December. Coming up are three public performances – all very different, so take your pick or come along to all three! Saturday 16th December:  A Midwinter Warmer. This evening concert in Seaton Sluice Community Centre at 7.30…

Concert in Alnwick tonight


It’s short notice, but if you can join me in Alnwick this evening there promises to be a lovely little concert in St Michael’s Church. I’ll be joining Bryan Jackson and Alan Edwards for An Evening of Light Music arranged for three fiddles.  All the details are on the Event page – come along if…