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An Improvisation in Capel y Graig

This improvisation was conceived in this chapel after a long walk in the surrounding Welsh hills and valleys and performed on the same evening.  It is named after the river that runs along side the chapel, the Ienion.

Capel y Graig is located in the Welsh town of Furnace.  It was built in 1868 and could house itinerant welsh preachers.  It was closed in 2001 but then refurbished by Avi Allen and her father and is now used as an very special arts space.

The tour is over

It ended here in Cwm Penmachno:

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img_20160918_133609What an amazing place to end a tour!  I tiny village in the heart of Snowdonia with a nevertheless thriving music scene.

Many thanks to Jim and everyone who fed us, watered us, put us on, put us up and put up with us.  Is very much appreciated.  We went to some truly amazing places and met some equally wonderful people.

We were busy recording concerts and performances in the spaces we found, so you can look forward to hearing that in the near future.

 

September Tour!!!

Very happy and excited to be announcing a joint tour in September with with the very talented Mr Jim Ghedi. We’ll be traveling the length and breadth of the country playing at some really amazing venues in some truly amazing places, so am pretty damn excited about the whole thing.

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30th March – Album Recorded and Mastered

We’ll be looking at a release and tour at the end of the summer, details to be confirmed shortly

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27th October – New Album soon

Started recording at Cava studios with Geoff Allan. Album will feature pieces with Peter Nicholson & Alex South from the one Ensemble as well as Adam Campbell, Charlie Knox and Gavin Thomson.  I’m pretty excited.  Expect a release sometime in the new year!

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8th + 9th August – Drums

It’s been a while, but finally returning to the drums to fill in for Honey and the Herbs for a couple of gigs at Sleazy’s on the 7th and Mugstock festival on the 8th.  Das ist gut.

 

31st July – Le Bordel Acoustique

I’m hosting a new night at the Project Cafe in Glasgow, Le Bordel Acoustique.  It’s an acoustic night, but we’ll be having no singer/song writers.  Instead we’ll be looking to present acoustic music that is sonically or compositionally interesting.  This time Rory Haye (Honey and the Herbs/Punch and the Aposltes) will be giving us a set on guitar and Peter Nicholson (One Ensemble) will be gracing our presence with his cello.

 

3rd of May – Glass Hundreds

I’ll be playing the wine glasses and beer bottles in Daniel Padden’s ‘Glass Hundreds’ with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra at the Old Fruitmarket for the Techtonics festival

 

6th March New Collaboration!

Very happy to announce that after 11 years I will be once more playing music with Mr Charlie Knox aka Trudat Sound.  We’ll be doing an electroacoustic improvised set supporting Tokamak on the 15th of May.  Fun times.

 

4th April – Tape Music

I’m performing in Taiwanese sound artist Lin Chiwei’s “Tape Music” at the CCA as part of the Counterflows Music Festival.  Come!

 

15th February – New Website!  Welcome.

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Live

 

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2016

14th October – Rising Sun Arts Centre, Reading

6th April – The Glad Cafe w. Trembling Bells

2nd July – Kelburn Garden Party

19th -21st August – Doune the Rabbit Hole

UK Tour September 2016 with Jim Ghedi

 Saturday 3rd – Glasow, Tchai Ovna

Sunday 4th –  Stirling, Scotland

Monday 5th – Strathaven, Town Mill

Tue 6th –  Inverness, Market Bar

Wed 7th  – Glasgow, Glad Cafe

Thursday 8th – Palnackie, Old Mill Gallery

Fri 9th – Dumfries, The Stove

Sat 10th – Sheffield,  Regather Works

Sun 11th – Leicester, The Guildhall

Mon 12th – Stourbridge, Scarycanary

Tue 13th –  Furnace, Ceredigion (Wales) Capel Y Graig Chapel

Thu 15th – Clun, Shropshire,The Sun Inn

Fri 16th – Bristol, All Hallows Church

Sat 17th – The Shiloh, Cwm Penmachno

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2015

9th April – Fairfield Folk Club, Glasgow

9th May – Caledonia Road Church, urban sanctuary launch

15th May – electroacoustic collaboration with Trudat Sound, Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

26th May – Glad Cafe, Glasgow with Eric Chenaux

14th June – Kinning Park Complex supporting Glad Community Choir

9th July – Tchai-Ovna, Glasgow

19th July – Nice N Sleazy w. Honey and the Herbs, Big Hogg and Rags and Feathers

31st July – The Project Cafe, Glasgow with Rory Haye & Peter Nicholson

20th August – Glad Cafe w. Death Shanties

21 – 23rd   August, Doune the Rabbit Hole festival – with Glad Community Choir, Rags and Feathers and solo

14th November – Festival of Light, Glasgow, with Alasdair Roberts