Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Ukulele Jukebox at Devil's Bridge

On June 3rd we played live on BBC Radio Cumbria at Devil's Bridge. Here's a video Paul King and I made of the day.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Grand Northern Ukulele Festival

 GNUF, the Grand Northern Ukulele Festival or the many frocks of Heidi Bang Tidy

Ukulele player spotting weekend in Huddersfield

Kizzy from Ukulele Jukebox

 Clive cleverly hides the traffic cone.

Mim's Open Mic Stage gets going in the courtyard.

FU*K get the show started with some heavy rock, all the way from Sweden.

Meanwhile, in the courtyard...

A little light classical music.

Clowning around.

From the Netherlands, the D'Ukes

Enné from London

Flea Bitten Dawgs from the USA

 Biscuithead & the Biscuit Badgers


Danielle Ate the Sandwich, also from the USA

Hope and Social

A Hope and Social baby

Breakfast with Ukulele Jukebox

Back in the courtyard

Mim of Mim's Sideshow fame


Back at the mainstage, Phil Doleman and Ian Emmerson

Look Yonder

Percy Copley

Tricity Vogue

The Quiet American and friends

The finale

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Star Trails

I've been doing a bit of astrophotography recently and have my first two star trail pictures.

Friday, February 19, 2016

My YouTube videos

I've got a few videos on YouTube.

Ghost Train in the Lakes is one I made with John. It's a bit of fun.

 Bread Baking is my experiment at speeding up the film.

Listening to Voice Hearers is my first attempt at a serious video. It is quite long (1 hour) but it is worthwhile watching in order to hear the accounts of Kate, Bob and Shaun, all of who hear voices in their heads as a result of childhood abuse.

 More recently I have made 4 video from two different Ukulele Jukebox performances.

Saturday, January 30, 2016


Went to Coalbrookdale this week for a few days. Coalbrookdale B, finished making electricity last November, now just a very impressive background.

The Valley Hotel where we stayed

Ironbridge early morning. The sky was pink, but in the valley the bridge was blue. 

Dale End Park and the River Severn
Merrythought teddy bear factory

A teddy bear shop

The bridge

Views from the bridge

A Coalport pottery kiln

Inside a kiln

The saggar workshop

Part of the Coalport pottery, now a bespoke bicycle factory