Well, the summer is nearly here, and the double edition of the newsletter has just been sent out. You can read all the upcoming news here, with details of gigs, workshops and a summer school which is fast approaching!

Following a truly fantastic tour with Frank in May, we have recently been working on (and recording!) yet more new material. Our time together in July should see most of these tracks laid down, reading for mixing and mastering. It has also been a delight to play some great gigs with Lee Maddison and, more recently, a lovely concert with Bottle Bank Band for Phoenix Folk’s Summer Season at Ouseburn Farm. It was a tad rainy that evening, but enjoyable nonetheless, and attended by an appreciative audience.

There have also been some wonderful workshops at JSArts, the most recent of which was possibly the most enjoyable yet to teach! A fab and talented group who were motivated and keen to learn – we certainly covered a huge amount of material, and really got deep into the groove and style of each piece.

Looking ahead, Rothbury Traditional Music Festival is a real treat and a local favourite, and it will be a privilege to perform with Frank at events throughout the day on Saturday 15th July. Then, with a bit of time off with the family, and a concert in a beautiful venue with Bottle Bank Band in August, before we know it the autumn will be upon us.

So, do have a lovely summer and enjoy the music!