Category Archives: music

CDs by Mal Brown

Some years ago now, I reviewed for this site an excellent CD by Mal Brown called Sharp Stones and Tender Hearts. He recently sent me a couple of his earlier CDs. Rule Changer is another music CD, and it’s just … Continue reading

Posted in CD review, music, poetry | Leave a comment

‘Silk & Steel’ – video for Collective Aid in Penzance

I don’t normally promote my own material on this blog (and yes, I did say further posts here would be rare if they happened at all), but it’s for a good cause… Here’s the link to a video I recorded … Continue reading

Posted in David Harley, music, Videos | Leave a comment

Daria Kulesh / Kara

A little bird tells me that the amazingly talented Daria Kulesh is offering the albums by Kara – with whom she was lead singer between 2013 and 2017 – ‘Some Other Shore’ and ‘Waters So Deep’ at half price. And if … Continue reading

Posted in CD review, music, Performers | Leave a comment

Grey Wolf & Deborah Rose in Ludlow

Here’s a gig in Ludlow I’ll be sorry to miss: June 20th at the Ludlow Brewery. Grey Wolf with Deborah Rose and friends, as part of the Fringe Festival. More info/tickets here. Lots of other events worth a look, too. … Continue reading

Posted in Events, festivals, music | Tagged | Leave a comment

Two reviews for

Review for of rather a nice evening, courtesy of the Midlands-based Julie July Band: Julie July Band live in Penzance . A set of songs written by or associated with Sandy Denny, plus a handful of originals from the forthcoming … Continue reading

Posted in CD review, Events, music | Leave a comment

Ballad of the Arbor Tree [rough demo]

[I don’t often put my own songs up on this site, but occasionally I put one up if it has a Shropshire or Severn connection, as here.] This is the second demo version: still rough, but now with some basic … Continue reading

Posted in David Harley, music | Leave a comment

New session in Welshpool

Music and poetry session beginning on Friday 15th March 2019 at the Monkey Puzzle Cafe, 6 Puzzle Square, SY21 7LE: (+44 1938 228068) at 7.30 pm. Read, recite, sing, play or just enjoy. All genres-beginners very welcome. Free Entry. (Added … Continue reading

Posted in Events, music, poetry, Sessions | Leave a comment

Thomas Anderson [demo]

[Original article first published on the Wheal Alice blog, expanded and updated, July 2016, updated again in August 2016. Reproduced here October 2018, since it seems appropriate enough content. Actually more appropriate here than Wheal Alice, which is focused on my … Continue reading

Posted in David Harley, music | Leave a comment

Wrekin [demo]

I don’t usually put stuff relating to my own music here, but in view of the subject matter in this case, I figured why not? If you’re familiar with the Welsh Marches Line, it probably won’t surprise you that the … Continue reading

Posted in David Harley, music | Leave a comment

Sarah McQuaid UK tour

I just received details of Sarah McQuaid’s UK tour, starting in November. You can find more details of this and her earlier US tour on her web site and on her Facebook page. Nov 1  Launceston: No. 8 Cafe & Deli … Continue reading

Posted in music | Leave a comment