Category : Diary

Written on Jul, 18, 2014 by in , | Leave a comment

Ffestiva! brings world music to the National Botanic Garden of Wales Ffestiva!, now in it’s third year features more excellent new world music from artists based in Wales. I’m not playing, but running a stage with 2 rather exciting acts: Burum an improvising jazz band with Welsh roots and Rogora Khart who play a range of eastern influenced music with …

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Written on Jul, 02, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

What do you get if you take 2 bolts, a spoon, an aeroplane propeller, a cricket ball, a golf ball an ad for Brasso and some bits of guitar hardware……may I present the mighty Propellercaster! What is it? It’s a slide guitar with electric pick-ups made with half a propeller that my Dad had – no I don’t know what …

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Written on Jun, 23, 2014 by in | Leave a comment
Bluebox Lifeboat Poster

Bluebox are an accordion fronted blues band playing original material written by George Whitfield. There is a page about them here and a Facebook page here. Bluebox are playing this Sunday 29th June at the Lifeboat Tavern in Tenby SA70 7AS.

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Written on Jun, 13, 2014 by in | 6 Comments.

After a few shenanigans my spanner metallophone is finished.   I tuned the vintage spanners with a grinder and fixed them to an old guitar body (donated by Kevin of the Snooty Fox – thanks!) my biggest problem was drilling one the spanners – a war department spanner stamped “1945” which was so hard it blunted my drill. After reading …

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Written on Jun, 11, 2014 by in | Leave a comment
Unearthed in a Field

Fiddlebox will be running a twmpath/ceilidh at the Unearthed in a Field festival around 7.30pm this Friday (13th June 2014). The festival is in a field near Solva in West Pembrokeshire – to find it go to SA62 6YE! There is a website: www.unearthedinafield.co.uk and a Facebook page: www.facebook.com/events/1442790692621932/. The festival’s aim is is “the expansion of consciousness, form the …

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Written on Jun, 06, 2014 by in | Leave a comment
Hazelbeach Regatta 2014

Fiddlebox will be playing daytime and evening at Hazelbeach Regatta who have a Facebook page here. The event includes raft races, crabbing competition, graffiti workshop, bouncy castles, and of course live music. During the day we will be doing a walkabout set and in the evening a plugged in set. The weather looks set to be good (phew) so see …

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Written on May, 29, 2014 by in | Leave a comment
George Whitfield at Videomajic

My interview is back! A few months ago this was broadcast but then the link failed – now you can click here to see some George Whitfield history along with video clips of Fiddlebox, Pressgang and Bluebox.

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Written on May, 25, 2014 by in | Leave a comment
Pressgang live in Oldenburg 2010

Pressgang are a folk rock band that has been a big part of my life for over 25 years (which is about half of it) – We have been doing fewer gigs due to other commitments and have decided not to accept or look for any more, certainly for the foreseeable future. We have two concerts left one in Bilzen, …

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Written on May, 16, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Just a quick post to say that Fiddlebox play Llangwm Rugby Club (SA62 4HS) tonight (16/5/2014). Details here.   AND Fiddlebox are playing Solva Memorial hall (SA62 6TE) tomorrow (17/5/2014) for an RNLI benefit – details here.

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Written on May, 11, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Just finished a long but productive rehearsal with Narberth Youth Theatre Juniors who are a talented group of youngsters! Don’t worry – I’m not in it, I just help out with the music. During the shows (23rd & 24th May) I’ll be on the desk – so if the microphones start feeding back or the music doesn’t come in on …

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