Over the last few weeks I have had the chance to play some lovely gigs all around Suffolk.
On Saturday 2nd August I happily ventured back to The Sweffling White Horse, one of my favourite pubs. With its quirky yet homely feel, low ceilings and lovely wines and ale I felt very relaxed to play a set of both my own songs and covers with the help of my guitarist Jonathan Coy. I felt very proud to come back and actually play some of my own songs on the guitar - the audience in the pub were lovely and supportive and I couldn't have asked for a better night. It was really good to be back at the White Horse, it had been a year since I had played there.
The 3rd August, I found myself at the Hadleigh Eight Bells as part of a charity fundraiser for ICR. It was brilliant to see young Jordan Hay play again - we met at the Spread Eagle open mic a few months ago now and to see how much he has progressed in such a short amount of time is really inspiring. Unfortunately I had to leave fairly soon after my set but I hope the rest of the afternoon went well and successful in raising funds for the charity.
Last Friday, 8th August I organised a gig at The Steamboat Tavern (which is now run by a new landlord, Andy and his wife.) Again, it was another pub that felt really good to go back to after being away travelling. The night was a real success - I decided it would be great to showcase Jordan Hay, Cherise Philips and Nick Brown at the gig as well as having myself and the wonderful Lucy Sampson as features ( check out the links below.) It was great to see so many people there and play some new songs that have recently been written.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQnLsZUgQVg MEG BURROWS https://www.facebook.com/MegBurrowsMusic https://soundcloud.com/m-e-g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5v1eWXQOHY LUCY SAMPSON https://www.facebook.com/lucysampsonofficial
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lKgLbCYu8Q NICK BROWN https://www.facebook.com/SadFolkSongs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0-gFLhC2xw CHERISE PHILLIPS https://www.facebook.com/CherisePhillipsMusic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IBf68VxJ-c JORDAN HAY https://www.facebook.com/jordanhaymusic
Tomorrow I am off to perform both music and poetry at Folk East (ahheee exciting!) It really is an incredible festival, if you haven't been before I definitely recommend - I am looking forward to all the other spoken word artists and musicians (Bellowhead, Tilly Dawglish, Lucy Sampson & Jon Hart especially) but also to all the things that makes Suffolk special - the skills in art, craft, ale, food and general loveliness. I might even crack out some face paints so keep an eye as I'm sure I'll write about it on here afterwards.