diary dates

2024 events

Wed 7th Feb – talk to Olney Writing Group – my music career & lessons learned – Olney, north Buckinghamshire

Sun 21st April – 12noon-2pm – live interview & tracks from the new CD on MK Hospital Radio, Milton Keynes

Fri 21st June 2024 – solo concert – The Arc arts centre, Winchesterdetails

Fri 28th June – solo concert – Folk-Stream – live from Suffolk & broadcast on web

Sat 3rd Aug & Mon 26th Aug (bank hol.) – from 2pm – informal music in Kathy Brown’s famous garden, Stevington, near Bedford – subject to the weather  

Sat 28th Sept – afternoon launch of new CD album A Waltz Through The Woods – Olney 

Fri 4th Oct 2024 – solo dulcimer & guitar set – Song Loft folk club, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes   

Fri 8th Nov – solo dulcimer & guitar set – Kontra Roots club, Earls Barton, Northamptonshire  


2023 highlights

Thu 27th Apr – Introducing The Dulcimer – talk to Oxford U3A

Fri 30th Jun – trio concert with Rebecca & Andy – York House, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes

Sun 9th Jul – open-air event in the Amazing Grace Orchard, Olney – to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the hymn

Tue 18th Jul – Introducing The Dulcimer – talk to St Albans U3A

Sat 12th & Sat 19th Aug from 2pm – informal music in Kathy Brown’s famous garden, Stevington, near Bedford

Fri 25th Aug – solo concert for Hunsley Acoustic Music at The Live Lounge, Croft Park, Little Weighton, East Yorkshire


2022 highlights

Fri 3rd June – informal performance of original guitar music in Kathy Brown’s famous garden near Bedford

Sun 3rd Jul, circa 1pm – short guitar set at Olney River Festival – the recreation ground, Olney 

Sun 14th Aug 2pm – afternoon open-air concert at The Arches Theatre, Olney – dulcimer & guitar music & song

Tues 20th Sept – dulcimer & guitar folk music & song with Rebecca Hallworth at the Great kNnight Folk Club, Northampton

Sun 16th Oct – dulcimer concert at The Old Bakery Studios, Truro, Cornwall

Thurs 17th Nov – guitar seminar for MK Acoustic Guitar Club, Milton Keynes


2021 highlights

Mon 31st May – open-air performance of nature-themed music on Appalachian dulcimer in Kathy Brown’s famous garden, Stevington, near Bedford

Sun 22nd Aug – afternoon, open air concert of Appalachian dulcimer & folk song with Rebecca Hallworth at the Stratford Play House, Stratford Upon Avon – in aid of Cancer Research

no other live performances due to the pandemic


2020 highlights

Fri 31st Jan ~ Appalachian dulcimer set in St Michael’s Church monthly evening concert series, Woburn Sands ~ organised by Spectrum Elite Musicians

all other UK 2020 dates cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic

Oct / Nov ~ US tour: Nashville, TN & Black Mountain Music Festival, NC ~ tour cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic


2019 highlights

Thu 17th Jan ~ recording guitar films at Auden Guitars, Higham Ferrers

Sun 3rd Mch ~ 13th return visit to Ealing Guitar Society, London ~ solo Appalachian dulcimer & acoustic guitar concert

Wed 1st May ~ acoustic guitar performance at Statford Play House for local community group ~ Stratford On Avon

Sun 23rd June ~ ‘3 Guitars’ concert at Stratford Play House, Stratford On Avon with Martin Vishnick (classical guitar) and Stefanos Tsourelis (jazz guitar) – I play steel-string acoustic guitar

Thu  27th June ~ Peterborough Town Hall ~ private Appalachian dulcimer concert for local U3A group

Sun  21st July ~ 4pm Appalachian dulcimer & acoustic guitar concert at the Seed Festival at Hawkwood House in the Cotswolds

Sun 8th September ~ MNDA Summer Gala, Harrow London ~ with Martin Vishnick (classical guitar), Matthew Sear (classical guitar) & Kay Grant (vocals) – I play Appalachian dulcimer

Wed 6th Nov ~ interview, recorded music (Appalachian dulcimer) and live performance (acoustic guitar) on Secklow Sounds Radio, Milton Keynes


2018 highlights

13th Jan ~ sell-out concert (Appalachian dulcimer & acoustic guitar) at Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival, Peterborough

18th Feb ~ sell-out concert (Appalachian dulcimer) at Lavendon Village Hall, near Olney ~ with Rebecca Hallworth (vocals) & Andy Crowdy (bass)

16th–18th Mch ~ Allendale, Northumbria ~ mountain dulcimer workshops for Nonsuch dulcimer club’s ‘Spring Fling’

21st April ~ Oxford Folk Weekend ~ concert (Appalachian dulcimer) with Rebecca Hallworth (vocals) ~ Appalachian dulcimer & vocal workshops

23rd Jun ~ Turner Hall, Vanderbilt University, Nashville ~ solo Appalachian dulcimer concert plus duets with virtuoso mountian dulcimer player Stephen Seifert

24th–29th Jun ~ Kentucky Music Week, Bardstown ~ mountian dulcimer workshops & short performance

1st Jul ~ St Pauls Episcopal Church, Louisville, Kentucky ~ mountain dulcimer workshop & solo Appalachian dulcimer concert

19th–22nd Oct ~ Nonsuch Dulcimer Club annual gathering at Malvern ~ short concert performance (Appalachian dulcimer) and mountain dulcimer & vocal workshops


2017 highlights

4th-6th Mch ~ Mountain dulcimer Music Festival, Albany, New York state ~ mountain dulcimer & vocal workshops and Appalachian dulcimer & acoustic guitar concert

9th Mch ~ Brandon Music Cafe, Brandon, Vermont ~ Appalachian dulcimer & acoustic guitar concert

11th Mch ~ Sand Lake Arts Centre, Averill Park, New York state ~ Appalachian dulcimer & acoustic guitar concert

10th Jun ~ Holy Trinity Church, Wolverton, Milton Keynes ~ Appalachian dulcimer & acoustic guitar concert

20th June ~ Great Knight Folk Club, Northampton ~ folk concert (Appalachian dulcimer & acoustic guitar) with Rebecca Hallworth (vocals)

17th Sep ~ The Olney Centre, Olney, ~ afternoon Appalachian dulcimer concert with Rebecca Hallworth (vocals) and Andy Crowdy (bass)

19th-22nd Oct ~ Dulcimer Chautauqua On The Wabash, New Harmony, Indiana ~ mountain dulcimer workshops and concerts