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Raising the Circus Tent

Raising the Circus Tent

And so it begins. With my Mum now living here at the studio we are woefully short of accomodation and so had to look at alternate living space. Steve Vantsis volunteered to live under canvas in the garden and we pulled out my old...

UK tour March 2020 - 'Weltschmerz/Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors'

UK tour March 2020 - 'Weltschmerz/Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors'

Roll Up Roll Up!! The circus is heading back out on the road again from next March starting off with a clutch of UK dates before heading out to Europe in April for a 6 week tour. I deliberately chose smaller more relatively intimate...

Feed the Birds tuppence a bag....

Feed the Birds tuppence a bag....

The other day I was in the front room of the studio and a small shape hurtled past my shoulder and crashed into the french doors.It turned out to be a young finch that had flown through the open kitchen door and in a panic flew to the closest...

Stand up, Walk out

Stand up, Walk out

My sister was up this weekend visiting our mum here at the Studio which gave my wife Simone and I an opportunity for a rare night of R and R in Edinburgh. I’d come across a fabulous review of #JonRonson in the Independent...

The Hairless Cyclist on Planet Rock

The Hairless Cyclist on Planet Rock

In all the maelstrom that’s been 2019 so far I forgot to post a photo of the award I got for ‘Man with a Stick’ as best UK single on Planet Rock. Thought this was a good opportunity to post as I’ve returned to the...

Craigie Hill Festival 31st August

Craigie Hill Festival 31st August

Just announced. I will be headlining Craigie Hill Festival near Perth on the 31st August. It’s my only Scottish show this year and I’m on in the evening for an hour long set. The venue is Craigie Hill Golf Club just to the South of...

Above the Weather

Above the Weather

Forecast of -2 degrees this afternoon dropping to -3 middle of the night meant a stand to for the gardening company and a ‘fleeces on’ order going out. “Nair cast a cloot till May is oot” sprang to mind today....

Moving out of the Trees

Moving out of the Trees

After so much ‘gardening leave’ it’s time to get back to the ‘day job’. There’s been a lot of ill founded rumours about my health in recent months and I think it’s time to dispell them with a few...

Getting Back in the Saddle

Getting Back in the Saddle

Since events at the farm earlier in the week got me thinking and excited about my prospects I am today taking delivery of a racehorse from Kilearney stables . I’ve decided it’s time in my life to try something different and so I am...

The Royal Blog Ward 206

The Royal Blog Ward 206

“ The Royal Blog” – Ward 206 Monday 4th March The Studio – ‘South side of the Sky’ I was released last night but had to be back in for an outpatients appointment in the morning for yet more intraveinous...