I am one of the commissioned ARTISTS working on the 2018 ROCLA ARTS TRAIL PROJECT
for Great Linford Parish Council, Milton Keynes.
A passionate environmentalist and Bird watcher,my love of Bird Songs and Calls inspired me to develop a Presentation called WHEN BIRDS SING. See below.
I perform 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 including writing songs for BBC.R4’s ‘Start the Week’,two Channel 4 films,9 albums and many tours abroad.
2. WHEN BIRDS SING: A digitally Illustrated Talk with some of 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 includes tips on bird song & calls identification.
How does a tiny bird like our WREN song 100 notes in seconds?
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 2017/18/19 for my two performances are
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
Weds 6th December Harston Cambs,weds 13th december Princes Risborough.
Thursday 18th January 2018 Duxford,
23 – 30 January Scotland
9th April ‘Medieval to Mississippi’ Willingford in Cambs
10 April ‘WHEN BIRDS SING – Milton Keynes Natural History Society
25 April ‘MEDIEVAL TO MISSISSIPPI’ Milton Keynes U3A
June 18 ‘MEDIEVAL TO MISSISSIPPI’
Sat July 14th WHEN BIRDS SING for Parks Trust NATURE DAY at Howe Park Wood
July 25th ‘WHEN BIRDS SING’ U3A Milton Keynes,
12 September ‘MEDIEVAL TO MISSISSIPPI Newton,Cambs
Monday 17 September MEDIEVAL TO MISSISSIPPI
1st November ‘MEDIEVAL TO MISSISSIPPI Ickford
6 November ‘MEDIEVAL TO MISSISSIPPI’ Claydon Village Hall,
15 November ‘MEDIEVAL TO MISSISSIPPI Fairford Leys Near Aylesbury
20 November MEDIEVAL TO MISSISSIPPI Hendon & Gt Chishill
10th December ‘MEDIEVAL TO MISSISSIPPI’ Wendover.
7 February Guildford RSPB “WHEN BIRDS SING’
14 February WHEN BIRDS SING Bletchley
19 March WHEN BIRDS SING Kettering U3A
11 April MEDIEVAL TO MISSISSIPPI Deanshanger MK
19 April WHEN BIRDS SING Toddington U3A
9 May WHEN BIRDS SING Tring U3A
Recent reviews Re: ‘Medieval to Mississippi’
Thank you so much for you interesting musical talk last night.
We thought you were great,I shall certainly be recommending you to other W.I’ Groups. Twyford and Chandon WI
‘wonderful ! So great to hear such a variety of music spanning a wide section of time.
Harston W I
‘Brilliant evening !’ Stony Stratford W I
‘…everyone thoroughly enjoyed hearing your talk’ Sawston W I
Re: ‘When Birds Sing’ Beautiful and thoughtful. Most people were captivated! We will book you again for a Spring Birdsong Walk. Hastings Art Gallery & Museum
For bookings and further information please contact me direct on Mobile 07941 932543 Landline 01908 613334
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