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  1. 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, …

  2. 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 …

  3. 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 …

  4. SEPTEMBER 2013

    September 2013 – This month is all about preparing for gigs in autumn, and yes, the winter ahead. Celtic Krystal have been making their first video and we await delivery from the producers. Studio work continues on the new CD and hopefully that should be completed fairly soon. I will be making a solo appearance on Sunday 15th September, 5.45pm, at The Orange Tree in Baldock as part of the Balstock Festival. Finally, on the folk front, Celtic Krystal launched their new web site and the feedback so far is that it is a great improvement on the old site. …

  5. AUGUST 2013

    August 2013 – This month is all about preparing for the autumn, and yes, the winter ahead. Celtic Krystal have been making their first video, out in the fields of Hertfordshire for the Celtic song Lord of the Dance. This, for those who have not heard our version is coupled with the Irish reel Sally Gardens. All good stuff. Hopefully, it will be available from September 2013 Celtic Krystal have private gigs in August and worth noting that the band can be booked for private parties and weddings where you want a Celtic Vibe. The recording of the album is …

  6. JULY 2013

    July 2013 – Had a very good night at the end of June with Celtic Krystal at the Royston Folk Club. July is a mix of Celtic Krystal gigs, some production work for the Hitchin Festival, and several school events as the term draws to a close for the holidays. Celtic Krystal have a welcome return visit to the Barton le Clay Beer Festival on Saturday 13th July at 8.00pm. The event is held in the new Scout and Guide Hall. On this occasion we will be playing for dance as well as our usual offerings of traditional folk song …

  7. June 2013

    June 2013 – got off to a good start with the sunny weather and an open air gig at the Big Lunch in Letchworth’s Howard Park. Thanks to the folk that came out to support Celtic Krystal and also the other entertainers. For once the sun shined on the large turn out of families – in the midst of a cooling breeze – never happy! This month is busy on the opera and corporate front with a major production at Hambledon in Surrey for the local community on Saturday 8th June 2013. The open air picnic event will be held …

  8. May 2013

    Celtic Krystal

    May 2013 – well it has been a long time since I ‘resided’ in an NHS hospital but my sincerest thanks to all concerned at The Lister in Stevenage. Total dedication, professionalism and committment. Where would we be without an NHS – I suggest back in the dark ages!! The first May bank holiday Monday I will be singing with Celtic Krystal at The Horns in Datchworth from 1.00pm – 4.00pm at their beer fesival. The Bank Holiday at the end of May sees Celtic Krystal at The Victoria in Hitchin for the Annual VicFest in aid of The British …

  9. April 2013

    April 2013 – well it has been a long time since I set off for gigs in March, and now April, with snow still by the side of the roads. A big thank you to all the people that turned out for our St.Patrick’s Night gigs, At La Concha in Letchworth, the Musgrave Arms, near Shillington, and The Boot in Baldock. Our final performance to end the weekend was in The Victoria Hitchin and what a night – fantastic! It was a cracking end to the weekend. A quiet month on the live gigs front but I am off to …

  10. March 2013

    March 2013 – there is something always vibrant about the month of March. It’s probably a lot to do with the hope of spring and warmer weather, light nights with the change of clocks, and without a doubt the March madness of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Rehearsals with Celtic Krystal are all scheduled for our green weekend around the 17th March 2013. The band kicks off at La Concha in Letchworth on Friday 15th March 2013 at 8.30pm. The restaurant is serving up Irish Tapas, and during the course of the evening dancers from Team Brooks, based in North London, …