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Welcome to the official
John Kirkpatrick website

As you can see there's masses of information about the sordid goings-on in my past, present and future, all neatly divided up into handy sections. This is what you'll find.

Forthcoming Gigs
A list of live appearances, both solo and in combination with others, constantly brought up to date.

Gig History
Not a list of every gig I've ever done but an idea who I might have been seen on stage with year by year.

All known recordings, however large or small the contribution.

Special Projects
This is a list of the kind of thing I might get up to away from the public gaze. It covers work in the theatre, in film, on radio and TV, and a whole host of jobs that are outside the normal setting of a gig at a folk club, arts centre or festival. Some people will obviously do anything!

Over the years I've written quite a few articles, either because I was asked to, or because some bee was buzzing around in my bonnet that demanded to be let out. Here, for the first time, you can feast your eyes on the full works.

At gigs you can buy CDs, DVDs,and the books of tunes and songs. This section tells you how to get stuff by post if you can't wait.

A few bare facts for the real enthusiast.

Morris Dancing
I came into folk music through morris dancing, and not only does it remain my first love, but it still drives everything I do. This section gathers together bits and bobs that I've been asked to do from time to time recounting the history and philosophy behind the team I started in 1975 - The Shropshire Bedlams.

Mr Gubbins' Bicycle
John's five-piece band for ceilidhs and country dance sessions. Write-up, unsolicited testimonials, photos, the lot!

The Sultans of Squeeze
The duo with Chris Parkinson - read all about it!

The three issues of JK's Newsletter which appeared 1997 - 2000..