Hello folk fans, i hope you've all had a jolly holiday? I certainly have. Some really super festival gigs this summer with highlights including compering the 'Welcome to Devon' concert at the 60th Sidmouth Folk Festival (i haven't attended all the years btw) embodying Louis Killen and Peter Bellamy at Topic Records 75th birthday concert at Towersey Festival and singing to the sea at Clovelly's annual Lobster & Crab Feast!
We has such a wonderful afternoon at the Bude "Cream of Cornwall & Devon" concert i can't tell ee! I only wished we'd come up with a less clunky title!
Good day, good day fellow creatives! I am pleased to inform you that this new year begins with much excitement; i have formed a duo with a gentleman who is a most talented musician and we met during my sabbatical in Cornwall back in 2012. I can't confirm whether the feeling was mutual but i was particularly taken with his fabulous guitar playing and embracive vocal style. I assume he must have liked the noise i made as he expressed interest in meeting-up again.
Hello all, i hope you've been enjoying the merrie month of May? June is soon upon us and with it the launching of 'Cyprus Well'; my new album of poems by my distant relative Charles Causley which i have set to music with the help of some very talented friends. Needless to say i am highly excited, bringing out a new album is probably the closest i'll come to having a baby, to give you an idea of just how excited i am! We are launching it at the annual Charles Causley Festival in his hometown of Launceston (Lanson) Cornwall (Kernow) with a follow-up, lesser-launch in London! Plus a few dates in between, all of which can be found on the GIGS page. It has felt like a long journey to get here since i first wrote the tunes back in 2008 but a very worthwhile one and i cannot begin to express my joy at first holding a copy in my hand the other day! The official release date is 8th July and you can pre-order copies from Proper Music Distribution, check out the wee advert on the right-hand panal. I hope you enjoy the music we have come up with and to see you all along the way at some of the lovely gigs we've got lined up. I've got a few solo dates but for most of this year i shall be joined on stage by the wonderful Julie Murphy and Ceri Owen-Jones who both appear on the album. I can't wait for you to hear them too! Bye for now, love & lentils - Jim x