Beyond The March at Fleadh

The Fleadh is the biggest Irish music and culture festival in the world and this year it was held in Derry/Londonderry. 2013 was a year of firsts for the Fleadh. The first time it was held in Northern Ireland and also the first time Loyalist marching bands have been involved. The director of the Fleadh […]

Holyhead & Grand Union Orchestra

Holyhead School Band were invited to perform with Grand Union Orchestra at mac Birmingham on Saturday 21st, June. An excellent time was had by all and once again the young musicians performed like consummate professionals. The Holyhead School Band has been an amazing success and we would like to extend the project to other schools […]

Celebrating Sanctuary Festival 2013

The 2013 Celebrating Sanctuary festival is under way. Unfortunately our Arts Council application was unsuccessful so can’t deliver the full range of events we had planned. Obviously we are very disappointed but we are still able to put on quite a few events around the city and most of them are free! At a glance […]

Holyhead School Band in Vienna.

Last weekend I was in Vienna with fifteen young musicians from the Holyhead School Band.We were guests of the Johann Sebastian Bach Pop Academy and our students worked and performed with students from the academy. The pop Academy is based in Gasometer which is the location of four massive old gas tanks that used to […]

Daily Mirror Feature

Excellent article about myself and Surge in the Daily Mirror. Feel very proud to have my first feature in a tabloid. The journalist is a jazz fan and saw Surge play in the London Jazz Festival. Feel like a proper working class composer now with support from a good labour paper. Click here or on […]