This is what folks have said! His voice: "special quality", "powerful", "sensitive", "melting chocolate", "mellifluous"... His guitar: "absorbing", "inimitable", "percussive", "captivating", "idiosyncratic", "brilliant"..(!) His approach: "When other people sing a ballad you're waiting for it to finish. When you sing one you're waiting to see what happens next".

The multiplicity of variants of traditional songs fascinates me but I sing anything whose content feels right. The song must be worth the effort, worth the singing for its story or message or emotion. Yes I sing some well known songs but only if something there has grabbed me.
A few songs are my own writing; I also borrow poems that deserve a wider hearing and add melodies.


Folk Club Organisers just ask for a copy for your raffle!

I was persuaded to record my song "Robert Willance" for the 400th Anniversary of Willance's Leap. I'd rather be singing you songs face to face, but here on the CD there's just me, or me and the guitar, recorded together, and no stuff like brass bands or rock guitarists.

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