John is one of the most prolific figures on the English folk scene, performing solo, in duos, acoustic groups and electric bands, and has established an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso (melodeon, Anglo concertina and button accordion), as well as a leading interpreter of English folk music. He has been a member of the Albion Country Band, Magic Lantern, The Richard Thompson Band, Umps and Dumps, Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey, Trans-Europe Diatonique, and Band of Hope, as well as numerous ceilidh bands.
As songwriter, composer, choreographer, and musical director, he has contributed to over sixty plays in the theatre and on radio. And as featured artiste, band member, or session player, his music can be heard on over 200 different commercial recordings.
We are very lucky to have enticed John to make the pilgrimage from his Shropshire home to entertain us on Thursday 4 October at The Cafe on the Green. If you want to reserve a place for this gig, contact me in the usual way!
Below is a festive taster which is not particularly appropriate in October, but it gives you an idea of the sort of chap John is...