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Facebook Live – House Concert 1

What an amazing evening it was on Tuesday. At 7.30 pm I pressed the 'go live' button on my Facebook page and did a little informal House Concert. I had no idea who would watch, but it just felt like a good thing to do, what with

By |2020-03-26T11:56:03+00:00March 26th, 2020|Categories: House Concerts, music|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |7 Comments

Facebook Live ‘House Concert’ Tonight

Hello my friends, This is just a little news update to let you know that I'll be going live tonight at 7.30pm UK time on my Facebook page to have a little chat, and to play some songs. These are very surreal times but thankfully the internet

By |2020-03-24T11:53:08+00:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: music, News|Tags: , , , |7 Comments

So How Do You Write A Song?

It's a question I've been asked many times but it's not something I've written about here on the blog so here goes! I'll admit it. I'm a melody and riff man. I like pretty much straight forward music with a hook in the chorus and a great

By |2019-11-08T12:06:39+00:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: Bardism, music, song writing|Tags: , , , , , , , |5 Comments

The Calm after the Snow Melt

The snow-capped mountains reach towards the blue sky, and as they do so the white begins to fall away. Rivers of melted snow rush downward and soon join as one with the river below. Soon the river is flowing so fast it's uncontrollable. It has a life

Thinking About – Music in the not-so Distant Past

I love the TV program Endeavour. For those who have no idea what I'm talking about Endeavour is the prequel series for the popular TV show from the late 80s/Early 90s Inspector Morse. If you don't know who Inspector Morse is, don't worry, it's not important to

By |2019-03-04T11:36:47+00:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: music, Thinking About|Tags: , , , , , , |20 Comments

The Soundtrack of my Life – The Early Years (but a bit later…)

This is the second part of a short series of articles, the first can be found here. There comes a point when, although the music loved by our parents still influences us, we begin to notice our own tastes. This happened to me when I first began

By |2018-09-10T13:00:06+01:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: A Little Fun, Just for Fun, music|Tags: , , , , , , |6 Comments

10 Guitarists that Changed my Life

Well it seems like you all enjoyed the Bands that Changed my Life post last week so I thought I would do another along similar lines. I got my first guitar when I was 8 years old and, although it has enabled me to explore many other

10 of the Musicians/Bands that Changed my Life

If you've received this through email, then you probably won't be able to see the videos. Just click the header and you'll be taken to the post itself. I have had a love affair with music my whole life. When all of my friends were swapping football

By |2017-08-22T14:44:18+01:00August 22nd, 2017|Categories: music|Tags: , , , , |27 Comments

Damh the Bard and Spiral Dance on Tour

I'm so happy to be able to let you know that I'll be touring with my good friends from Australia Spiral Dance during September. Tickets are on sale now and the Sussex date has already sold out. If you are near any of the venues, do come along

By |2017-08-01T11:41:15+01:00August 1st, 2017|Categories: music|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A Dream Come True

In 1978 my parents dropped me and my friend off outside the Brighton Centre to see our first ever live concert. It was Thin Lizzy on their Black Rose tour. Our seats were on the left side balcony and I will never forget my first encounter with

By |2016-12-01T12:49:08+00:00November 28th, 2016|Categories: music, News|Tags: , , , , , , |16 Comments
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