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  1. 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 …

  2. 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 …

  3. 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, …

  4. February 2013

    February 2013 – This month may well be the month of love, but firstly I would ‘love’ to thank all those people, who attended the Burns’ Suppers in Letchworth and at The Victoria in Hitchin. Also to thank Tony Phillips and Joyce Campbell for their toasts to the lassies and laddies respectively, and to fiddlers Adrian Boddy and Krystal Woodbridge for accompaniment and for jigs and reels. Thanks to Mary Rutherford, caller, and to all at the venues who made such fantastic food. You should now know a few love songs and very relevant lines of poetry to quote in …

  5. January 2013

    Robert Burns

    January 2013 – Wishing all my web site visitors and friends A Very Happy, Prosperous and Healthy New Year. January, for me, has always felt like the ‘global hangover month’ in the world of entertainment. You only have to look at the ‘What’s On’ columns in the press to see what is ‘Not On’! That said, the Scots overcome this in a big way by staging the annual ‘Celtic Connections’ in Glasgow from 17th January 2013. Some of the events will be covered by Celtic Music Radio, so you can always hear this on line at www.celticmusicradio.net if, like me, …

  6. December 2012

    Christmas Tree and Presents

    December looks to be an exciting month to end 2012 with production work for Joanne Farrell in concert in North London and for Paul B. Edwards Comedy night at the Victoria in Hitchin. This month saw the release of the Hitchin Community CD ‘A Hitchin Christmas’, which features ‘Lord of the Dance’ ~ Celtic Krystal (track 2) and ‘In the Bleak Mid Winter’ ~ Robin (track 10) amidst many other choirs, bands and musos from the town. The CD, a nice little stocking filler, is raising funds for the Hitchin Christmas Lights fund, and was sponsored by Hitchin BID and …