I have been singing and playing music since I was 13. My special love and interest is traditional music and the concertina. I lived for many years in Suffolk, East Anglia andsome of my favorite songs are based on the superb traditional tales of this region. Now, I am living in the South-West of Ireland and am incorporating, more and more, the local traditional music style into my own. For over thirty years I have been singing at maritime festivals, including Merseyside and Lancaster, folk festivals and clubs all over the British and Irish Islands. I have written two concertina tutors, one of which is on song accompaniment. I have recorded 3 CDs, one with Tim Laycock, John Kirkpatrick, and Harry Scurfield and was a founder member (from 1984 to 1988) of the “New Mexborough English Concertina Quartet”. In more recent years I have turned my hand to song- writing, particuarly songs of the sea, such as: “The Sailors Dream”, which happens to be the title of my new songbook.