Helloooo Ireland 

Dia Dhuit from County Clare!

As usual time seems to get away from me and I am always stunned at how long it has been since I wrote my last lot of news.

This is just a short post to say I'm back in the land of the Guinness and green, visiting good friends and playing some tunes. This Tuesday Aug 18 I will be doing a show at Kenny's Bar in Lahinch for all you Clare mob and other adventurous travellers in the neighbourhood. I will be joined by Sonja Obrien on fiddle and John Harrison on tenor resonator guitar…Read more

Colleen Hewett releases my song Shutup and Let Me Breathe 

Hey everyone.

 I'm really excited to let you know Colleen Hewett is releasing my song Shutup and Let Me Breathe as the first single from her new album Black and White, her first in 15 years. She has teamed up with Rotary and the song is being used as part of their campaign Violence Free Families. I was honored to be asked to take part in the video. 

The Herald Sun is running a FREE download of the single and clip this Friday 15th May, so all you mob please log on to the Herald Sun site on Friday and download…Read more

Hello Melbourne! 

Hey all.
I cannot believe how fast this year is tearing past. One more week and my festival season is over and I'll be heading back north.
This last couple of months has been so much fun, playing at Cygnet, Newstead, and Cobargo Folk Festivals as well as returning to Melbourne for some follow up shows from my trip in November.
I've had great catchup times with old friends and made some amazing new ones. I have three more shows so if I haven't caught up with you yet, please come down and share a beer or two and…Read more

Summer Touring and Festival Fun 

Hi all. I sat down to write my monthly newsletter/blog and realised I hadn’t sent my December news out yet. And it’s nearly the end of January already!!

 After two weeks of amazing music, food, beer and catching up with friends in Melbourne in November, I headed back to the land of the sweaty feeling very happy Richard Grace had offered to book me some shows down his way.  It had been absolutely ages since I’d set foot in Melbourne town. I’d like to say a BIG thanks to everyone who came out and supported my…Read more

Melbourne dates and Majors Creek Festival 

Hey all.

Just a quick note to let all you Melbourne mob know I'm heading your way next weekend for a couple of shows and a trip up to Majors Creek Festival.
You can catch me with Damien Neil on guitar and Richard Grace on upright bass:

Sunday Nov 16 at The Drunken Poet, Peel Street West Melbourne from 4-6pm.

Wednesday Nov 26 at Clifton Hill Hotel, Queens Pde Clifton Hill from 8.30pm.
I will also be performing at Majors Creek Festival, Majors Creek NSW at these venues:
Friday 21 Nov: 7.30 – 8.15pm MAIN STAGE

It's August Already! 

 Holy mackerel, it’s August already!
I can't believe how much time has gone past since I wrote my last news. I swear I must have been travelling in the Tardis!
A lot has happened since that last post. 
Firstly my trip overseas this August/Sep/Oct to UK and Ireland has been postponed till next year. After I got back from my trip to Sicily, I realised I had hardly spent any time at home in the last year. My dogs were on the point of disowning me! I also felt I was rushing into a tour that I hadn't really…Read more

Post National and the coming year 

What an amazing time I had at the National Folk Festival. Despite the freezing temperatures at night, people still managed to come out and enjoy the shows, tho I must say the session bar was absolutely heaving, being one of the warmest places on site! I got to catch up with old friends ( Sam Martin, The Cowgirls first bass player being one of them) and make heaps of new ones including Rory Mcleod and Paul Monk. Had the best shows as my band all rocked out and made me look so good. Thanks to Damien Neil…Read more

National Folk Festival 

It's been quite a few years but this coming weekend I'm excited about returning to the National Folk Festival with a full band. Joining me on stage will be Damien Neil on electric guitar, Richard Grace on upright bass, Ian Morrison on drums and special guest Lindsay Martin, who will be replacing Damien on Sat night (he has to play for Neil Murray in Deniliquin!).We aim to rock the festival with songs from my album By The Wayside as well as some new material that I will hopefully be going into the studio…Read more

Happy St Patricks Day 

Hey all! Wow this year is already flying past, I can't believe it's mid March already.
Since Illawarra Folk Festival (which was the best yet!) I've been to Sydney, back to Darwin then to Sicily and am now in Ireland!
Thought I'd be doing a bit of traveling this year, and there's more to come. 

I'm in Ireland to visit friends, celebrate St Patricks Day and meet with some agents that will hopefully help me return to Ireland and UK in August for a months worth of shows. Will keep you posted on dates.
Next week I…Read more

Illawarra Folk Festival 

Just had a fantastic time in Tassie at Cygnet Folk Festival. Thanks Erin and the team for a great weekend of music.Then spent a fabulous few days being shown around the Huon trail testing a few local wines and cheeses out and getting a tan in the process. Who'd of thought I would be in shorts the whole time! Thanks James for being such a fabulous host.
Tomorrow I'm off to Bulli for another weekend of music and catching up with old friends at Illawara Folk Festival. For those of you making the trek over, my…Read more