Tuesday, 19 November 2013

New Gumbo Flyers gig

A couple of gigs for the Winter diary -

First, I'm playing with Cajun/zydeco Specialists:
                                           THE GUMBO FLYERS
                                           Grampound Village Hall  
                                             Saturday Nov. 23rd 
                                              (doors open 7.30pm) 

                              also playing will be Cornish-roots band 

                Cajun food and Drink available (in aid of the Charity 'Mercy Rescue')
                            Tickets: 01726 883874 (£7 / £5 concessions)
A chance to dance the night away to two great bands.

Second, there'll be another outing for:
                                      PENHALE & FLASKETT 
                                          'The Christmas Special'
                                  Wadebridge Acoustic Guitar Club
                                          The Churchill Rooms
                                           Thursday Dec. 5th
                                               from 7.30pm
                                       (nominal charge on door)
Bring your acoustic guitar along....


Monday, 14 October 2013

AUTUMN OPEN STUDIO: Oct 19th - Nov 3rd, 2013

October OPEN STUDIO featuring new 'Seascapes':

From Saturday Oct. 19th until Sunday Nov 3rd, I am running my second Autumn Open Studio at Old Court, Trelill Road, St. Kew Highway, PL30 3DP.

I have just completed a 10-picture sequence of seascapes and these will be at the heart of the show, but I'll have numerous other new works on view, including 'Cornish Window' pictures and 'Gold Boats' paintings, plus more abstract pieces.
Open Daily from 10.00a.m. to 5.00p.m.
Sue joins me in extending a Welcome to One & All!

If arriving from the A39, turn off at the petrol station then continue past the Red Lion pub up Trelill Road - we're 200 yards further on, on the left.
Look for the name 'Old Court', painted in white on a slate at the bottom of our drive-way.

Parking in front of the cottage is limited, so it may be advisable to park on the road.

P.S. There'll also be tea&coffee available, plus home-made cake!  

Thursday, 17 January 2013

New Year Blues - some Seasonal thoughts

Some random Seasonal thoughts:
With the on-set of Real Winter ( minus 10 in the north), it's time to set the clock on the crocuses & consider re-emergence.
Such low quiet times can only help regeneration and seem to be nature's enforced respite from the whirligig world during the rest of the year.
January is a time to take stock as well as a time for re-birth; for looking back, e.g. to friends and relatives gone in 2012 (October was a dark month) and peering forward to new hopes and dreams to be pursued in 2013.
Pointing the way (if one's alert enough to spot them, there are often sign-posts):
On December 15th I introduced Deryn Rees-Jones's newest collection of poems 'Burying the Wren' to Indian King Poetry Group in Camelford - (the Poetry Soc. local stanza to which I belong).
The book was up for the 2012 T.S. Eliot Prize (didn't win, sadly) - and whilst its principal theme may appear to be grief and loss, it also necessarily considers the future.
So whilst I'll inevitably go back to digging around in my roots, like some old wodwo, I'll also peer up at the sky and venture out into the blue, with new songs, new poems, new paintings e.g. the Gumbo Flyers require a new cajun waltz for the next rehearsal in a week's time... time to dance....
HNY, toute le monde......