No tears here: Gramophone Award for Lachrime


A wonderful week of all things Lute at the LSA’s West Fest was followed by two weeks of sun and no wifi in Devon. Mojo restoration was completed by returning to this news,

It was a privilege to knock about in the unique Phantasm sound world with this greatest of great music.

LSA WestFest


Have had a fantastic couple of months this side of the Atlantic: Glyndebourne, Spitalfields, Orkney and other Festivals.  Now  packing my bags for a longer journey: to beautiful Victoria, Canada,  where I’m joining a great-looking faculty for the  Lute Society of America’s summer seminar (West) over the next week.  A new one for me , a chance to put faces to names I’ve known for years, and meet some new ones, am greatly looking forward to it all.