We're heading out to Australia for the Illawarra folk festival and a few more gigs in New South Wales and Queensland as well a a bit of a holiday.
The first gig of the year was at Grimsby Folk Club early January. We were both full of cold, but we needed to get match fit for what lay ahead.
Twenty nine gigs in thirty two days on the road with Fairport Convention.
With an ever expanding brood of grandchildren, Christmas is getting mighty expensive.
As such we will be spending a large part of November on the road.
Our travels will take us over to Germany for a few gigs and then a couple in Belgium before returning to blighty and travels up north.
We will then return home, decorate the house, pop out for a couple more gigs in December and then relax.
For full details please check out the dates page
We've been invited to play the Illawarra Folk Festival again in January, what a great way to escape the British winter.
We will be playing a few more gigs in and around New South Wales while we're out there and hopefully catching up with some of the friends we made out there in 2017.
Pinch me I'm dreaming! No you're not; we have pictures to prove it.
A million thanks to Fairport Convention for inviting us to perform with them at Cropredy Festival - an absolute honour!
We're well chuffed to have been asked to join the legendary Lindisfarne for a few dates on their tour later in the year (we could only do three as our own gigs got in the way)
We will be opening up for them on:-
Friday 28th September, Whitby Pavilion, Whitby Yorks
Saturday 29th September, Lincoln Alive Centre, Lincoln. CANCELLED, to be rearranged.
Sunday 30th September, The Albany Theatre, Coventry.
While playing a few gigs in Ireland recently (May 18) we met up with the lovely Kerry Fearon. Kerry has her own TV show, (Kerry's Gold Country, Freeview 87, Sky 376, Freesat 516) We recorded a chat for her show and Kerry came along to the gig that night.
The show goes out on a Friday and Tuesday night.
This accomplished duo that are no strangers to folk club and festival audiences alike here deliver their ninth album in 12 years. This is a perfect showcase for their current material. Dave Wilson’s songs deal with many difficult issues head on, from emigration and homelessness via rocky relationships and first love, to the customary song about his father (every songwriter eventually is driven to write one).