Much of my current work involves recording soundscapes urban and rural; peoples voices/stories; writing music around these sounds and stories.
My love of Bird Songs and Calls inspired me to develop a Presentation called WHEN BIRDS SING. See below.
Photo on left is myself and friend recording and filming Crows on Prince Edward Island Canada in 16 degrees below freezing!
I also play at local folk clubs and Jazz/Blues clubs in and around Milton Keynes.
I gig regularly with two Performance Talks
1. MEDIEVAL TO MISSISSIPPI : a lively and entertaining show featuring brief history of guitar, in which I play classical,Spanish and Mississippi Blues music along with my own songs and tunes.
Guitar,voice and Cuatro and anecdotes and stories from a career in music spanning forty years.
2. WHEN BIRDS SING: A digitally Illustrated Talk with my own recordings of Bird Songs and Calls and new music. Just why does a small bird (Marsh Warbler) ’collect’ up to 250 other bird songs and calls on its migratory path from Africa to Northern Europe?
How many composers have been inspired by listening to bird song?
Why does the Dawn Chorus have such an emotional and calming effect on some Humans? Inspirational and thought-provoking presentation…be prepared to be amazed!
My recent move back to my home town – Milton Keynes in North Buckinghamshire – has been inspirational. A unique ‘New Town’ embracing the natural,wild spaces with modern architecture and style. Below is photo of Grey Heron fishing on Grand Union Canal near to my home.
Meanwhile DATES FOR 2017/18 for my two performances are
Thursday May 4th Tatworth village Hall in Somerset,Wednesday June 14th Helmdon NORTHANTS The Reading Room ,TUESDAY June 29th Winslow ,Monday July 3rd Sawston Cambs, wednesday 12th July Twyford,Tuesday 5 September Mursley Villlage Hall,Sat 23 September Mia’s Fest near Little Horwood,Sat 30 September Barnton Village Hall,Tuesday 10th October Great Harwood,Monday 16 October Brackley,Wednesday 18 October Great Linford Nature Reserve,Tuesday 7th November Stony Stratford York House,Weds 15th November Didcott,Tuesday 21st November Two Mile Ash Milton Keynes,
Weds 6th December Harston Cambs,weds 13th december Princes Risborough.
Thursday January 2018 Duxford,
April 25th U3A MK
July 25th U3A Milton Keynes,
6 November Claydon Village Hall,
Thursday 15 November Fairford Leys Near Aylesbury
10th December Wendover.
For bookings and further information please contact me direct on Mobile 07941 932543 Landline 01908 613334
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