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‘This album is powerful and moving...each song is like a self- contained chapter of a book you don't want to put down.’

Review of Hold The Line on Amazon Music

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MARCH 13-20: Delighted that my song Ernest and Adeline is included in the Welsh Connections global radio playlist for the week beginning March 13. The playlist is shared between radio stations worldwide…this week it’s going to Spain, Canada and the USA plus, of course, Wales and the rest of the UK. Big thanks to Mike Kennedy and all at Welsh Connections for their tireless support.

MARCH 24: Delighted to be sharing the stage with great guitarist and singer Jack Rutter at Newport Folk Club. Should be a great night.

FEB 19, 2022: After postponements due to lockdowns and non-Covid issues, it’s brilliant to finally share a stage with The Meadows, a superb band celebrating their beautiful Dreamless Days album. The Globe is a wonderful venue in historic Hay so here’s to a great Saturday night.

JANUARY/FEB 2022: Just back from Portugal and it’s off to stately manor Dumbleton Hall in the Cotswolds for the second guitar retreat of 2022. Of course, it may not be snowing but a light dusting would certainly look lovely. This three-night retreat starts on January 30 and is selling fast. For more guitar holidays visit the Guitar Retreats website.

JANUARY 2022: A new year and a very happy one it is! Off to Portugal’s Algarve to teach a guitar retreat with Stuart Marshall, one of Britain’s most charismatic teachers and a very fine player indeed. This is the view from our seafront hotel. The Atlantic might be a bit chilly at this time of year, but there’ll be plenty of winter sun. This retreat is fully booked but for more guitar-based holidays visit the Guitar Retreats website.

DECEMBER 1, 2021: Really looking forward to playing the Bath Acoustic Club. Lovely room, brilliant, attentive audience and very fine singers and players. Might even slip in an early Christmas song.

OCTOBER 1, 2021: Due to circumstances beyond The Meadows’ control, this concert sadly has to be postponed. The Meadows - and I - send love and apologies to all those looking forward to a great night. Watch for a new date soon.

SEPTEMBER 2, 2021: Proud to be playing Newport Folk Club’s grand reopening night with the great singer-songwriter Huw Williams (writer of Fairport Convention’s classic The Summer Before The War). It’s going to be a cracking night. More info at

AUGUST 15, 2021: Delighted that my song Hold The Line closes the show on the Welsh Connections weekly playlist broadcast on radio stations across Wales, the UK, the USA, Australia and Canada. Proud to be in the company of such excellent music. Huge thanks to Michael Kennedy and all at Welsh Connections for their unfailing and unstinting support.

JULY 13, 2021: Final preparations for the first physical Guitar Retreat in ages! And it’s a sell-out. Our venue is the delightful Ty Newydd Country House Hotel on the edge of the Brecon Beacons. Privileged to be teaching alongside the great tutor Stuart Marshall. For more retreats, visit

MARCH 6, 2021: Privileged to be headlining this wonderful collection of songwriters from around the globe…all put together by the great folk musicologist Terry Helyar.

JANUARY, 2021: A wonderful new venture…small Zoom day-long guitar retreats. Plenty of time for individual and group tuition, and lots of guitar chat. Looks like being the first of many.