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  1. JULY 2014

    July 2014 – July is a month of private functions, weddings and garden parties with Celtic Krystal. This month sees the launch of some excellent photographic work done by Richard Munn Photography. Rich is starting to gather his thoughts for the design of the forthcoming CDs and therefore my studio recording work continues. I am presently building a portfolio of Richard’s latest portrait photos on my media page gallery. On Saturday 1st August Celtic Krystal will be playing at ROTW 2014 on the St.Marys Stage at 9.45pm on Saturday 2nd August. For more information on the festival please visit the …

  2. JUNE 2014

    June 2014 – This month sees the total mix of my musical interests, Jazz, Opera, west end musicals and Folk. Sound production work for opera and west end musicals for The Hitchin Festival on 27th June 2014 at the Sun Hotel in Hitchin and at JazzUp for Dave Keech at the George Hotel. Tickets are available from Farleys Hair Salon in Hermitage and from The George in Bucklersbury £10 for JazzUp. Tickets are available from Hitchin Initiative Offices in Churchyard for the Dinner and Opera evening at The Sun. Wedding month is here again with several private functions during June. …

  3. May 2014

    May 2014 – This month kicks off with a Celtic Krystal gig on Monday 5th May 2014 on the village green outside The Horns pub, Bulls Green, Datchworth from 2.00pm. Last year the sun shone, so let’s hope it does this year too. If you are ‘satnaving’ your way there the postcode is SG3 6RZ I am in Glasgow and Brittany for a good ‘chunk’ of this month and return for a charity folk night in aid of the British Heart and Stroke Foundation and HEADWAY charities. Following on from last year’s success, a fantastic night of folk music, will …

  4. APRIL 2014

    April 2014 – This month there is not a lot of live music going on as I will be receiving further medical treatment and concentrating on various rehearsals for the studio work scheduled during this year. March was a great month with St.Patrick’s Day celebrations. That said, Celtic Krystal did not have Adrian Boddy ‘on board’ due to illness, but I am assured he is now back to full fiddling health and strength! Thanks to Kevin Naughton and Duncan Ivory for ‘depping’. It’s worth mentioning that over the Easter weekend there is a significant amount of Live Music taking place …

  5. MARCH 2014

    March 2014 – This month there is a lot going on and March is one month that I always enjoy musically with St.Patrick’s Day celebrations bang in the middle. I have three ‘gigs’ with Celtic Krystal over that weekend but before then I need to get my Martin D35 guitar back home! As I mentioned, my first task is collecting a ‘fully recovered’ Martin. Thanks to Chris Walls, organiser of Royston Folk Club, who has done a great job. I would recommend Chris to anyone who needs a guitar doctor! He knows his stuff and is a total professional on …

  6. FEBRUARY 2014

    February 2014 – This is the month of love, so make sweet music The month of January finished on a musical high with local Jazz Musician Dave Keech, Ray Gelato, the band, Rachel Farrow and Russell on keyboards at The George in Hitchin. An absolutely superb night of jazz and swing and – SOLD OUT. Looks as if this could be the start of regular jazz events at The George later in the year. Visit the pub for more information. Pity about the cancellation of one of my Burns’ Suppers this year, but thoroughly enjoyed my night with Mark Smith …

  7. JANUARY 2014

    Robert Burns

    January 2014 – Wishing you all a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year! This month follows the trend of previous years….recovering from a run of festive gigs ! It is a month for studio work, once the voice recovers, and for several Burns Suppers at the end of the month. On Saturday 25th January 2014 I will be hosting the Burns Supper at the Victoria in Hitchin. Tickets are now on sale at the bar, £30, which includes a 4 course meal, the usual trimmings and Krystal Woodbridge on fiddle. The toast tae the lassies will be given by local …

  8. DECEMBER 2013

    Christmas Tree and Presents

    December 2013 – It’s the month to be Jolly and there is certainly lots of good things going on within my music world. Sadly though, this month has started with the tragic accident in Glasgow, at The Clutha Vaults, and the train crash in the Bronx USA. Christmas will be a very sad time for those touched by these events. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all those families, who have suffered loss and injury. This not withstanding the ongoing horrors of the typhoon in the Phillipines. This month I have live gigs with Celtic Krystal at the Victoria Hitchin, …

  9. November 2013

    November 2013 – News letters should be all about the present and the future, but I must say something about the past month – briefly! The opera and West End Night production at The Sun Hotel, Hitchin on Wednesday 9th October for the local rotary club was an absolutely lovely evening, unfortunately performed to a rather small audience. Let’s hope the next event draws a few more rotarians out for the evening. On the other hand, Bridlington Spa Royal Hall business awards event, with opera singer Andrew Bain and singer / guitarist Alex Bay, was an enormous success and to …

  10. OCTOBER 2013

    October 2013 – An opera and West End Night production kicks this month off at The Sun Hotel, Sun Street, Hitchin on Wednesday 9th October for the local rotary club. Then it is off to Bridlington Spa Royal Hall for a business awards event with opera singer Andrew Bain and singer / guitarist Alex Bay. During this month Celtic Krystal will be continuing their studio work on the new CD and in providing a Christmas track for the Hitchin compilation to raise money for the town Christmas Lights fund. On Friday 18th October the band will be hosting a VicFolk …