Well, that summer went by awfully quickly! My kids go back to school next week, which means it’ll also be time for me to head off on my autumn tour — 12 solid weeks of touring, with 35 shows in the USA and 22 in the UK (57 concerts in total), starting on September 6th and winding up back home in Cornwall on November 30th, just in time for the run-up to the holiday season.
And before I fly over to the States, I’m looking forward to performing at BunkFest in Oxfordshire this coming Friday, August 30th. It’ll be my fourth appearance at this lovely free family weekend of camping, music and dance, but this time round I’ll be playing on the Main Stage as the opening act of the festival at 6pm on the Friday!
Earlier this month I made a short trip over to Belgium and the Netherlands to perform for the second time at FolkFestival Ham and to play a very special birthday concert for Peter van Zeijl, the genial owner of a gorgeous little venue called Peter en Leni where I’ve had the pleasure of playing many times before — my next visit, in February 2021, will be my sixth gig there! On the way to the ferry, I stopped off to do a live in-studio interview and performance on BBC Gloucestershire (with a bandaged finger, much to my chagrin, as you can see from my face in the photo I posted at the time) and a benefit show for a new roof for Saints Philip and James Church in Cheltenham. Below is a photo taken by my wonderful manager Martin of me onstage at FolkFestival Ham — see my Instagram page for lots more (incuding the aforementioned bandaged-finger pic).
Please do help spread the word about the tour if you can. It would be wonderful to see you and/or your friends at one of the shows!
Onstage at FolkFestival Ham, Belgium