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Where does the time go – or Catch up (if you can)

It’s been awhile since my last blog, perhaps I shouldn’t have written at the end of the last one; “Well that’s the end of Part One. My next blog will cover the Summer of 2013 and will be posted in … Continue reading

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The death of live music in Luton / Dunstable / UK?

Live music is the most engaging – and least monetised – of all the multifarious forms of entertainment available to us here in the UK – and perhaps the western world.  When I started writing my regular live column in the … Continue reading

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Veni, Vidi, Exi – I came, I saw, I went away…

Time Flies like an Arrow, Fruit Flies’ like a Banana  Finally the final instalment about my trip to Australia… After a packed musical weekend at The National Folk Festival in Canberra, I decide to drive up the Western side of … Continue reading

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Off to Canberra for the National Folk Festival

On the road… I head up to Canberra on the Wednesday (April 4) to get to the Folklore Conference on the Thursday. After a diversion to the centre of Melbourne to pick up a passenger (Wim) who offered to share … Continue reading

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Back in Australia – and a week passes by….

Another week just flys by in Melbourne… The weather is not great but still warm enough to have breakfast on the verandah. I spent the the first few days on the phone to various contacts and trying to get into … Continue reading

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Back in Australia – the first four days…

After about 24 hours in the air on QF030 I touched down at Tullamarine just before 8am on Thursday morning. It was quite a comfortable flight with an aisle seat on the first leg to Hong Kong where they turfed … Continue reading

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Sessions, a Royal encounter and a lot of horses running around…

The run up to my Antipodean expedition… On the last day of February I went down to the Blues session at the Goat in St Albans. This jam is run by Doctor Ika, an eastern European blues guitarist of some … Continue reading

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Free Range Musician…

A the end of January I decided to do something about my ‘free range musician’ idea so I started a page on Facebook and nabbed the top level domain. The idea is that musicians who are making a living out … Continue reading

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Burns’ Night Shenanigans – January 2012

My oh My, doesn’t the time fly…. Gigwise, January is usually a bit like the Parson’s Egg, starting out quite dead with a burst of activity near the end as people put on Burns’ Night events to celebrate the Scottish … Continue reading

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Summer, Autumn, Winter – via Spain and Tetbury…

Another biggish gap in publication means that I’m going to try and wrap up the rest of 2011 in this blog in one rush. Please try and keep up… August turned out to be quite a busy month for me. … Continue reading

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