Category Archives: Concerts

2016 Pipefest review

We have an event called Pipefest, held every year since 2008 at Lancaster University, Lancashire, UK in September, which we feel embodies the very essence of the artists host; Martyn Joseph’s creative style and ideals. We invite a guest or 2 each year, along with a dedicated charity to raise money for on the day […]

December 2014

So this morning I find myself in Cologne, Germany after a few great days on the road with Luke Jackson and Marillion. Luke was asked to open for the long standing band and entertain their 000’s of fans in Scotland, England, Netherlands and Germany. Last night was the last gig of the run and what […]

Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2014

This years` festival was much anticipated for a number of reasons with the most prominent being the annual chance to meet up and catch up with a number of friends who all agree that this festival in the music calendar, is one of, if not THE best in the UK. The site is set up […]

Gigs and walking

I caught up with Pete Morton in concert in Holme, Cumbria on Sunday night in an intimate setting in the village hall. A great gig from this talented, under-rated and personable and friendly artist who writes some amazing songs which stand the test of time. He performed songs from his latest CD “The Frapping and […]

Steve Knightley at Ellel Village Hall, nr Lancaster, 26th March

                              Steve Knightley His group ‘Show of Hands’ have been described by no less than Peter Gabriel as “one of the great English bands.” Yet in 2014 Singer songwriter, Steve Knightley will be taking a break from Band tours in a […]

This time of year…..

It`s getting to that time of year again…cold days, clear skies, definition in the scenery… tours, oh, and Christmas and commercialism!!I have filled in some of those quiz things on Facebook and one of them was to see “how Christmassy” you are – I got 49%, which was about right I thought!!!Ask me again in […]

Michael Marra – Died 23rd October 2012

I can’t recall posting anything about Michael’s passing in 2012, but I only saw him once or twice and felt privileged to see him each time. On his passing, it made it more poignant, the times I  DID see him perform live. I took some photos of him in 2006 which can be seen here. […]

Kendal Calling 2013

Kendal Calling is an award-winning, innovative, independent festival based in the Lake District. It features pioneering contemporary music and art alongside traditional rural entertainment. We pride ourselves on being the most fun you can have in the countryside with fields full of activities and attractions for everyone, from families to stag parties! Come and join us […]

Europe trip 2013

It’s only Monday and I arrived in Dunkerque on Saturday morning and I’ve already: Driven overnight without a break Met loads of really good friends finished my book played football Been to a birthday party Been to a concert had 8 glasses of Cava added to my list of Belgian beers which I’ve tried (now […]

Kendal Calling 2013

Sorry for the lack of posts this year so far for the wonderful Kendal Calling Festival, it would appear that I have dropped off their email list! But, this is their latest post: We have been working hard behind the scene on the pre-production of this year’s première in the fields as ‘Kendal Calling Goes […]