These are both parts of a film I made with Hannah Bond, as a way of explaining why I consider I play traditional rather than folk music. The dream is that when I start getting into this discussion again I can just say “Oh, I made a short film about it, it’s on YouTube…”


Diary, look…

I know…

I know I’ve been bad…. I know I haven’t been in touch in an age, I’m sorry…

It’s just that… whoo! You really would not believe these last two months. I mean really, you would not believe.

I mean, I’ve been busy before… but really it’s just been crazy! Temps fou, ma vieille amie! Días de la locura! الفوضى المطلق!

Where to begin…


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A quick (unrehearsed) playaround on two trad English tunes: the Sussex Cotillion (which starts like theme tune from ‘Dallas’ and which I learnt from the hyper-talented Sandy Shallis: ‪http://www.youtube.com/user/squeezyjoan‬) and the Gloucestershire Hornpipe (which I think I first heard on one of the Morris On albums). Performed on Thursday 27 February 2014. That percussive knocking you can hear throughout is the sound of me consistently knocking my girlfriend’s lovely steel-string guitar against the wall behind.