Greg Ashby warmed up the stage to the friendly crowd in Winchester Hyde Tavern with beautiful songs old and new. Incredibly excited about his new album in the making. His last (Greg's Songs) has had 'heavy rotation' (favourite Japanese phrase) in my player
Rozi Plain with Kano
and onwards to Reading South Street Arts
Perhaps my favourite show of the whole tour. Wilkomen Collective's Danny of Laish hired out a cosy basement room which became packed on selling out. Everyone in that room was a-glowing with good energy and the intamacy was truly helped along with the absence of any PA, or even plug sockets come to think of it. And I had the privilege of being joined by Danny, Marcus and Emma of the Wolkommen Collective, as well as the trusty Rozi and Ichi
The last night of Club Anenome, although we reckon it's just hibernating, tentagles retracted, resting but poised for action when the time is next right, hey Paul!?
Illustration of me and Kano at Truck by Tom Watson
No photos of my performance, but lovely memories, wonderful warm crowd, a friendly heckler, apples from a tree given to those who could dance to my songs or who came on stage to join in, alone in the Wilderness, but not alone. Made some new friends including fellow Folk Guild Stage performers Steve Fin and Jack Cheshire.
the amazing art of balancing stones on show
A week before Greenman we had our heads glued to screens making films. It was worth it. Thank you Arctic Circle for having us in your amazing space.
While I was in Chepstow Ichi was building new sounds from old
James Boyce played a beutiful set on a chair with Middle Ones singer singing too, on a chair
The new percussion instrument that Ichi made gave his set a home-made techno edge, while people of stokes croft gathered outside to watch