Many thanks for dropping by. I have some exciting news to share with you!
Friday 23rd July 2021 is release day for ‘The Lacemakers; The Lost Art of Telling’. It is a radio ballad I wrote, and is exclusively available here on Bandcamp currently. It features the songs and music of myself and John Spiers, joined by Mike Cosgrave, and narrated by Molly Pipe, Nick Cope and I.
The ballad explores the lives of the lace makers of Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire and their long lost tradition of lace telling – songs sung by the lace making girls to both learn the intricacies of the task and as an outlet for the tribulations of the time.
In March 2020, John Spiers and I released our debut album, ‘Needle Pin, Needle Pin’ which is available here. The album features tracks that we have been developing over recent years. Some songs are from the radio ballad which I put together during my residency at The Museum Of English Rural Life, in Reading, as part of the EFDSS ‘Musicians In Museums’ project.
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See you soon,