Winter Words

It’s been a long time since I wrote a blog post, I used to love writing, I loved the feel of the words slipping from my hands onto the keyboard. I would imagine you laughing as you read them. That is one of my motivations; in my minds eye I see you laughing out loud [...]

Regret Not Me!

It is with great excitement that I announce the existence of my first solo EP, Woop Woop ! I think one is meant to call it a launch actually, but existence feels more accurate. I have spent many years as a musician filled with urges to have my own solo cd. There seems to be [...]

The Brisk Young Butcher

Also known as: the Butcher and the Chambermaid; The Copshawholme Butcher. This comical 19th Century Broadside ballad tells the story of an unpleasant butcher who takes advantage of a young maid working at an Inn. He pays her a sovereign to lay with him, and in the morning he tricks her out of the money; [...]

Dear Sylvan,

My dearest Sylvan, I hope that this letter finds you in the peak of good health, I am sorry that I have not been there for you lately; somehow I just haven’t been able to find the time. Even though we can measure many years together now I still know so little about you, I [...]