Cross Borders

How lovely it was to catch up with our buddy Nahro at the Cross Borders concert at Hull Truck last week. Part of the Amy Johnson Festival, it was a beautiful and evocative evening of music and video projections depicting a dialogue between Hull and Kurdistan. When Dexter was a baby, Nahro was the first person he heard … Continue reading Cross Borders

Amanda Lowe & The Aviatrix World Premiere

Last night's world premiere of Amanda Lowe and The Aviatrix' full band Amy Johnson Song Cycle was terrific. Amanda put a a great band together and it was super to play with such a fabulous group of musicians. Amanda Lowe – guitar, mandolin and vocals Ellie Gaynard – violin and vocals Jessica Lawson – autoharp, … Continue reading Amanda Lowe & The Aviatrix World Premiere

Fly Into My Vapour Arms

Kerrin Tatman and Freya Bryson's concert for Amy Johnson was magnificent. Their ethereal and expressive songs and instrumentals ingeniously dramatised their stories using cello, piano, voice, violin and accordion. Kerrin's striking cello and piano pieces were perfectly complimented by Freya's theatrical voice, reminiscent of Bjork and Elizabeth Fraser. As the evening sunlight illuminated the resplendent stained glass in … Continue reading Fly Into My Vapour Arms

Gamelan Musical Journey

Last night was the first performance of an embryonic new Hull Gamelan group. We have been practising tunes - especially written by Alec Roth for the Gamelan - to be performed for Laurence Rugg's Musical Journey, part of this summer's Amy Johnson Festival. At the end of another glorious sunny day, Laurence took us on an … Continue reading Gamelan Musical Journey

Loudhailer Electric Company Festival Photographs

We love these fabulous photographs of Loudhailer Electric Company at Hull Folk Festival/Amy Johnson Festival this weekend. Big thanks to superb photographers Quentin Budworth and Jerome Whittingham for getting on stage with us and capturing the LECo vibe. We had loads of fun at Zebedee's Yard. Thanks to the lovely audience, it was a glorious feel-good afternoon. Loudhailer … Continue reading Loudhailer Electric Company Festival Photographs

Hull Folk at Zebedee’s Yard

Hull Folk Festival in partnership with the Amy Johnson Festival  Zebedee's Yard Stage Rich and I had a brilliant two days hosting the Hull Folk Festival stage at Zebedee's Yard where the Amy Johnson Festival is taking place all summer, so it was a double fun festival. The vibe was amazing all weekend, and we so enjoyed … Continue reading Hull Folk at Zebedee’s Yard