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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:
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
Here you shall find all the answers to all the questions
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
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