Chris Wolferstan Chris Wolferstan has written some great songs over the years. One by one, we're starting to record them and get them up on YouTube.
Dave Sewell - US luthier Dave Sewell is based in Baltimore, Maryland, USA and is a great luthier who builds mainly Appalachian (mountain) dulcimers and guitars by night - and is a technical consultant by day.
Ian Chisholm - UK luthier Ian is a musician and luthier who makes beautiful guitars and other instruments such as mandolins, bouzoukis and lutes. I own several of his instruments.
The Twagger Band Traditional Music with Joy Lewis, Derrick Hughes, Sue Evans, Ian Chisholm and Will Duke. Based in Sussex, the Twaggers play concertinas, dulcimers, bagpipes, whistles, psaltery, keyboard, recorders, bouzouki, mandolin, guitar, serpent and crumhorn. There's a lute and a viola waiting in the wings, not to mention a hurdy gurdy and a didgeridoo but I'm not sure they're allowed out yet!
Joy Lewis & Derrick Hughes Joy Lewis and Derrick Hughes are a popular folk music duo based in Sussex who have been playing together for many years. Between them they play a wide variety of instruments including guitar, smallpipes, hammer dulcimer, bowed psaltery, concertina, harp, serpent and an ever-growing collection of recorders and whistles. They play at weddings, concerts, parties and other social gatherings and also provide musical talks and after-dinner entertainment for many different groups. Whatever the audience, the emphasis is always on entertainment with plenty of humour.
The Boat Band The Boat Band are Greg Stephens (guitar & tenor banjo), Kate Barfield (fiddle) and Tony Weatherall (melodeon & Cajun accordion). They play a unique mix of traditional British music and Cajun tunes. They regularly cruise by boat around the islands of Scotland, playing music wherever they can, and they have a regular first-Wednesday-of-the-month gig at the "Greyhound" in Penkhull, Stoke-on-Trent.
Duck Baker Duck Baker is one of the greatest fingerstyle guitarists around, playing a unique mixture of jazz, blues, ragtime, old-time music, and traditional Irish and Scottish tunes on both steel-strung and nylon-strung guitars. I had the privilege of organising and promoting a concert of Duck's music at a local theatre in April 2009.
Will's Porch Will's Porch is a small social network that I run - and you're welcome to join if you aren't already a member. It's a small, friendly network dedicated to DIY music and good companionship. If you'd like to join us, click the link on the left - and sign up.
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