I just got home after some very interesting shows in Germany. I was pleased to play the Hamburg Heidbarghof, a great place with a very fine grand piano. I am using the piano more and more these days if there happens to be one there in the venue. I am not so mad about electric pianos, but the acoustic kind, yes, and the bigger the better.
Next up is a trip to England at the end of the month, what was just a short visit to play the Big Session Festival has turned into a short spring tour. I am looking forward to seeing my old pals and to be joining them on the Sunday for the ceilidh. The Essex Library sessions is a new initiative to use these public spaces for music. Also part of this initiative is a run of shows featuring the excellent duo Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin. I will play them totally acoustic, singing with cello, mandolin and guitar. The Folk On The Pier Festival in Cromer is a lovely one, I played it several times with Oysterband and I love the old wooden theatre and the sea views from the pier. The Netley Chapel session near Southampton will be a chance to hook up with Latin Quarter singer Steve Skaith again and maybe to play the church organ for a few songs if I can get to it. And lots of new songs to play!
For the full details see my Concerts page
Sat April 29 Big Session Festival Buxton solo show 4.30
Sun April 30 BS Ceilidh with Oysterband
Tues May 2 Coggeshall Library
Wed May 3 Wivenhoe Library
Thu May 4 Writtle Library
Fri May 5 Folk On The Pier Festival Cromer
Sat May 6 Netley Chapel Sessions with Steve Skaith
Sun May 7 House Concert Oxford