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21 Mar 2006:  Melodeon Videos onto DVD
The three volumes of melodeon video instruction that I did for Mrs Casey Music a few years ago are to become available as a two-DVD set, in time for this summer’s festivals. Part three – the Masterclass - will be added in full, in appropriate chunks, to the end of parts 1 and 2, so that the whole programme will be transferred to the new format. Details from Mrs Casey Music - or watch this news section for up-to-date release information.

10 Mar 2006:  New Songs for Brunel
As part of the two hundredth anniversary celebrations of the birth of the revolutionary engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Folk South West have been awarded a handsome sum to set in motion "In The Footsteps of The Little Giant". All over the south west there are visits to primary schools by professional folk musicians, numerous community music days planned, and a touring play coming later in the year.

As part of this project I was asked to write two new songs, which are now, without doubt, constantly on the lips of every youngster from here to Lands End. "A Bright String of Pearls" is about The Great Western Railway, and "What a Builder of Bridges!" is about the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

More details from Folk South West on 01935 822911, or folksw@folksw.org.uk.