Playing in the sunshine

Thanks to Dawn and Irfan for inviting me to play outside in the sunshine on Sunday to celebrate the final day of Dawn’s incredible exhibition, Farmgate at Blankspace Gallery in Manchester. What a privilege to share music with other fantastic musicians in the group T.G.Elias, to jam with Brazilian guitarist Luciano Gerber and to hear … Continue reading

Laminni Baa

The story of Laminni Baa, with its moral lesson for people not to be blinded by jealousy, anger and suspicion, was appreciated by young and old alike today at St Margaret’s Church in Whalley Range. Thanks to Pami for inviting me to be part of this story telling day. I loved the story of the … Continue reading

MAD Women

Thank you to the marvellous Marple and District Women’s Institute! It wasn’t intended to be a naming ceremony but at the end of it, we were all agreed…it was the naming of a newly formed group! Long may our buns reign and may all our cakes turn out like Fanny’s. I nearly didn’t make it … Continue reading

Kora kora kora!

I’m really looking forward to playing Kora at the International Festival in Manchester with the band Delphic in July! It’s going to be interesting to play alongside gamelan and other unusual instruments from around the world in an acoustic rendering of their latest album. It should be a sell-out event and will introduce the Kora … Continue reading