Music as Culture

Wish You Were Here

Writing Songs Rooted in Places Over the past couple of months I’ve been privileged to work on a number of songwriting projects rooted in Yorkshire towns. One is the Creative Residencies project, an Arts Council funded project based in North Yorkshire Libraries (I’ll be writing more about that shortly, promise!), and last week I was […]

Ancient Sunlight

Ed Waring and I are in Exeter this week working on “Ancient Sunlight“, a project initiated by Kaleider. As you’d perhaps expect, Kaleider, based in Exeter, specialise in bringing together people of different expertise to make art together. There’s a twitter list of Kaleider’s Ancient Sunlight team over here. Some great people… well worth a […]

Rewind Presents – “Libraries Change Lives” Award

For the past couple of years Claire Thompson of Skipton Library and I have been working with a bunch of young songwriters on Tuesdays at the Library. Originally under the name “Skipton Songwriters, they’re now Rewind Presents, and an enterprising bunch of young people they are too. As well as writing and performing music of […]

Unconvention Belfast: Live updates

I’ll be live blogging from Unconvention Belfast today. There’s plenty of interesting stuff happening up on the #UnConBelfast hashtag on twitter too. Panel One: Success Through Failure First panel of the day is discussing how failure can be useful in the journey to success. Moderated by Rich Dale of Planzai, with Marty Neil (AIRPoS), Brett […]

It’s Oh So Quiet…

A few people have emailed and tweeted with me recently asking why I’d not been around as much over here on this blog, some people even asked if I was well and healthy. I appreciate the concern, but worry thee not… I am alive and well. I’ve been working a lot on the Hope and […]

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