As recorded on Simon J. Newbury's Show on Redshift Radio. Click on the image to play;
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
2011 has seen my first performance at this prestigious event in lovely Llangollen. I played the New Music Stage in a massive restaurant tent! The audience were curious rather than madly enthusiastic with I suspect, lots of people coming to see what the event is like as well as the die-hard music fans. Nevertheless they politely listened and applauded (particularly my mum who came along!) and would love to play it again. Below, the minutes silence for peace conducted by Terry Waite.
I'm hoping for some pictures from the Eisteddfod but in the meantime here is a "new" or new to me guitar and in fact my first ebay purchase. The thinking behind it was that much of my plauing and writing on the boat on a nlylon-string classical guitar so it seems contractictory to always play a steel-stung "folk" instrument when "going acoustic" on stage. I love the sound of nylon strings and it radically changes my attack on the strings and my whole approch to playing. It's an Autralian made Ashton (an underrated manufactorer) which I'm calling "Rosie" becuase of the sound and the Rose-patterned inlays.