Category Archives: Videos

Old-time banjo

Since my visit to Sore Fingers I’ve been exploring old-time music more and more, and have headed back to my 5 string banjo to do it (though a lot of it also works really well on the uke).

Here’s “Angeline the Baker”

Narrowboat Session

Me and Ian were really pleased to be able to do a Narrowboat Session recently. The Narrowboat Sessions raise money for Cancer Reserach UK, and feature some stellar talent that we’re very happy to be associated with! It was great fun; here’s the video of the first of the songs we recorded, “I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate”.

One of the ways they raise money is by selling CDs of some of the songs from the sessions. The 2014 CD can be bought from their website,

3 Questions with Jim D’Ville

It was an absolute pleasure to meet up with Jim D’Ville at the West Coast Ukulele Retreat in California. I’ve been aware of his ‘3 Questions’ series of videos since they first started in 2009, and they have featured many of my uke heroes. I was so pleased when Jim asked me to do one, and here it is!

Go and check out Jim’s other interviews (I’m in stellar company!) at and while you’re there, check out the rest of his material, there’s so much great stuff whatever level of uke player you are.

The Trades Club with Del Rey and Adam Franklin

What a fantastic night. Seeing Del and Adam play up close in the intimate atmosphere of the Trades Club was wonderful, and being asked to play the support for them was more than a bit special for this big Del Rey fan! Thanks to Mary at GNUF for making it happen.

Adam Franklin, Del Rey, and yours truly.

Adam Franklin, Del Rey, and yours truly.







Here’s a video of one of the songs I played…

Can’t see the video? Click here to watch on YouTube.