Thursday, 7 May 2015


These are some examples of my work in the daily editions of the Express & Star, Shropshire Star and the Chronicle weekly series which have been published. 

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Sunjay, Sam Kelly, Mairearad & Anna
and Damien O'Kane

The Tradfest Birmingham

Ange Hardy, Sunjay

Ange Hardy on front page of entertainment
section of Chronicle series of newspapers
Ange Hardy

Seth Lakeman and Babakjack

Rab Noakes, Bridget Marsden & Leif Ottosson,
Ross Ainslie, Scott Wood Band

Kim Lowings & The Greenwood, Lucy Ward,
Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

Paul Potts, Catriona Murray

Fisherman's Friends

Kim Lowings & The Greenwood

The Urban Folk Quartet

Liz Simcock

Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr

Gary O'Dea

Gary O'Dea

Ange Hardy, Gary O'Dea, Megan Henwood and
Ma Polaine's Great Decline

Frank Ryan, Blood & Water
Frank Ryan Blood & Water

Bethan and the Morgans, The Boys of the Lough,
Clype and Flossie Malavialle

Skerryvore, The Changing Room, Roseanna Ball and
Keston Cobblers Club

Bethan and the Morgans

Eddy Morton. Robyn Stapleton and Pete Shirley

Nothing To Prove

Peatbog Faeries, Barrule and Peter Knight's Gigspanner

Lau, The April Maze, Rura, Fabian Holland and Bryan Ferry

Jez Lowe & Kate Bramley, The Young'uns and 12 Angry Men

The Full English

Stourbridge Folk Festival

Fay Hield and The Full English

Fay Hield, The Full English and The Young'uns

The Full English

The Young'uns, India Electric Company and Merry Hell
Don't Touch The Walls

Tom Kitching - Interloper

Rich McMahon, Dan Walsh, Tom Kitching,
Femmes Fatales and Katzenjammer

Gervase Phinn, Seth Lakeman

The F Spot Femmes Fatales

Dan Walsh at The Woodman Folk Club, Kingswinford

Rich McMahon, Dan Walsh, Tom Kitching,
Femmes Fatales and Katzenjammer

Dan Walsh
Dan Walsh

Dan Walsh

Incidents & Accidents by Dan Walsh

Round up of folk in the Midlands

Fairport Convention

Fairport Convention, Dave Pegg, Simon Nichol,
Gerry Conway, Chris Leslie and Ric Sanders

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, The Jigantics

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, The Unthanks,
Dan Webster and Skinner & T'witch 

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman


Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

Transatlantic Sessions

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

Kim Lowings & The Greenwood

The Night Watch. Leveret, Elmore Row

Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting, Nancy Kerr, The Full English

Donovan, Geoff Stephens, Peter Eden, Mick Softley.
Bob Davenport & The Rakes and Vernon Haddock's Jubilee Lovelies

Blazin' Fiddles, Findlay Napier and Daria Kulesh

First Aid Kit

Daria Kulesh
Donovan, Mick Softley, Bob Davenport, Vernon Haddock,
Chris Tye, The Sweet Lowdown

Blair Dunlop & Kelly Oliver

Matt Woosey, Phil Beer

Blair Dunlop & Kelly Oliver,
Tommy Dempsey, Bill Caddick

Andy Irvine

Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band, Kate Rusby,
The Magical Christmas Tree Tour

The Christmas Present - various artists


Matt Woosey

Dan Whitehouse

Dan Whitehouse

Dan Whitehouse

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbot

The Poozies

Nizlopi, Jez Lowe and Matt Woosey

The Gerry Colvin Band


Show of Hands

The Hut People - Cabinet of Curiosities

Songs For The Voiceless

Songs for the Voiceless, The Willows, Mike Vass

Leo Moran & Anthony Thistlethwaite

Leo Moran and Anthony Thistlethwaite

Leo Moran and Anthony Thistlethwaite

Seth Lakeman and Fisherman's Friends

Seth Lakeman and Threepenny Bit

Sunjay Brayne, Jaywalkers

Seth Lakeman

Kelly Oliver - This Land

Ewan McLennan, Kelly Oliver and The Old Dance School

The Old Dance School

Ewan McLennan

Ian Pittaway & Billy Spakemon
Sunjay Brayne

Skerryvore -Chasing The Sun

Sunjay Brayne, Skerryvore and Oka Vanga

Oka Vanga

Sunjay Brayne, Folk21 and various artists
Mike Perkins Wolverhampton Magazine
Baddies Boogie - various artists

Kate Rusby

Mike Perkins Marvel artist

Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar, Anja McCloskey
and Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

Baddies Boogie - various artists

Baddies' Boogie - various artists

Baddies' Boogie - various artists

Transatlantic Sessions/The Young 'Uns/Rachel Sermanni
Luke Jackson/Harp & a Monkey
Bella Hardy, Ade Edmondson & The Bad Shepherds,
When The Lights Go Out
When The Lights Go Out - various artists

Kim Lowings & The Greenwood
Martin Simpson/Granny's Attic

The Moulettes

Flossie Malavialle

Dave Swarbrick

Dave Swarbrick

Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

Kelly Oliver

Spiers & Boden/Oyster Band
Fairport Convention
Desperate Men - reunion

John Richards/Folk 21
Paper Aeroplanes
Gervase Phinn/ Dan Whitehouse
Folk Lounge - various artists
Tom McConville/Daniel Kirk

Alys Fowler

Billy Bragg/Sam Carter

Sunjay Brayne

Broom Bezzums

The Proclaimers/Martin Simpson

Moseley Folk Festival/Dan Whitehouse/Dublin Legends

Kate Rusby/Old Dance School/Martyn Joseph/Caeprcaille

Kate Rusby/Old Dance School/Martyn Joseph/Caeprcaille

Edible Garden Show

Edible Garden Show
Kate Rusby/Cery Matthews & Various artists
Sean Cannon/The Dublin Legends
Eric Bibb

The Staves/The Saw Doctors/The Levellers/Sandi Thom
Sean Cannon
Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar/Dick Gaughan

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