Just came back from a Lucia rehearsal - Can't wait, it's sounding magical! I bring you a warning, though: Of the two venues we'll be visiting, the 8.30pm is now fully booked. A few people may still be able to squeeze in on the night, but please come to the 6.15pm showing if you want to be sure! See details on GIGS.
I'm excited to say I'll be doing an interview for BBC radio Devon and Jersey, to be broadcast on Valentine's day. The folk show is at 5 p.m. on Sunday the 14th of February, and, well, at some point in the show I'll be talking and singing. If you're not within broadcasting reach, you can hear it over internet: There's a listen live button on BBC Devon's homepage which you can find HERE.
On Sunday the 13th of December it's time for the annual Swedish St Lucia procession to take over Exeter! I'll be joined by a number of gorgeous singers, both natives and swedes, to sing the Swedish songs and hand out traditional treats. You can find out details by clicking on 'gigs', and you can read an article about it published in Western Morning News by clicking HERE.
Wow, I don't know where to start: A sold out booking, a gorgeously decorated hall, friendly volunteers serving a delicious three-course meal, the lovely audience members (some of whom had dressed in the colours of the Swedish flag for the occasion!)... A huge thank you to the volunteers, to Bere Ferrers - what a place! - to Marcel who did a lovely job MCing, and above all to the wonderful Tilly Kelly for all her work organising the event! Details of how much money was raised for Lifeline will follow shortly.
MaJiKer, the Paris-based producer/musician who produced my first album, will be coming to the UK to showcase his latest offering. This will be a performance of catchy, playful and experimental pop, a glorious musical universe very different from my usual one. But - If you go to the show at London ICA on the 9th of November, you will catch me doing a small guest appearance... You can find out more about him on THIS LINK.
If you're curious about what's been happening in the studio, I've made a small album of snapshots from ongoing recordings and popped in on my facebook page. Just follow this link and click on 'photos', and you can explore an album showing the recording of the nyckelharpa, and other strange and wonderful instruments...