Studio time

26th March 2012

I've been in the studio this past week recording new material for my forthcoming album. I'm working at the Cowshed Studio again with engineer / producer Joe Leach (who also produced / engineered Keepsakes), working to 2" tape the old fashioned-way.  For me the choice to work on tape is not so much about the sound as the approach it READ MORE

Seth Tour Blog 2

1st March 2012

After an awesome night at the Rescue Rooms in Nottingham we had a day off, time to catch up on sleep and eat some proper food for a day or so. After the brief pit stop we were back out on the road to Colchester Arts Centre, then Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms, and then onto Bristol where we are for the READ MORE

Seth Tour Blog 1

26th February 2012

Day four of the Seth Lakeman tour today, the gigs in Manchester, York and Lincoln were wonderful, thanks to everyone who's been showing support, singing along, buying CDs and coming up for a chat after the gigs. Getting into the swing of tour bus life now, had a hell of a roast dinner in Nottingham and feeling pretty smug. Looking READ MORE

Signing off for Winterval

19th December 2011

As we prepare for hibernation and over-indulgence over the Christmas and New Year break I'd like to wish everyone a splendid time. So much for hibernation, in fact I shall be writing my little socks off in preparation for a new album to be released in 2012. Yes indeedy! I hope you're as excited as I am. Sincere thanks to everyone READ MORE

Oysters

26th July 2011

I spent this Sunday in Whitstable at the Oyster Festival, opening for the Oysterband at the Oyster Stores, not eating oysters. After meeting in local sessions many years ago the Oysterband returned for a homecoming gig to a rapturous reception from their obviously very dedicated fans. They were very nice to me too! Thanks to Johnny Fewings for putting on READ MORE

One for my fellow guitar geeks…

8th June 2011

I'm currently having a guitar made by Sussex luthier Richard Osborne. I initially went down to his workshop in Lewes to get some work done on my Lowden but enjoyed playing his guitars so much while I was there that I placed an order. It's Richard's Dragonfly J (Small Jumbo) shape with a cutaway in cedar and rosewood, braced specifically for READ MORE

Shifting Sands @ Celtic Connections: Days Five & Six

28th January 2011

By 8.30 in the morning we’re at the main auditorium in the Concert Hall, soundchecking for a schools concert. The sound crew here are all very friendly and efficient which makes the early start all that more bearable. For our first gig with this line-up, we play ‘Bully In The Alley’, ‘Herrings Heads’ and ‘Mudather’, and the kids seem to READ MORE