Greenbelt, Priddy Folk Festival, Solas and more...

Hi friends!

Happy springtime to you and I hope that you are all enjoying the brief pockets of seasonal weather in between repeated episodes of winter that keep reappearing like Star Wars sequels.

I have been busy on the road since way back in the autumn, having completed a quite irrational 5 tours in 5 months. I am celebrating the end of that by announcing MY SPRING TOUR!


Coming up in May I'll be touring the UK as far down as Southampton, as far up as Kirkcaldy, and a good many places in between, including many that I've never headlined before! Deal, Durham, Trowbridge, what do you say? Can we make it work??? Details are on the GIGS page and here is a lovely picture:



It's getting to that time of year again when we all dig out the tent, dust off our wellies and prepare for a Labour leadership challenge, and that can mean only one thing: summer is on the way. I am delighted to be playing a lovely selection of perfectly-formed festivals including - by very, very popular demand - a return to wonderful GREENBELT! It has been 2 years since I was last there and I have loads of new material and my band in tow, so that will be a very special show and I can't wait to be back.

Also announced today is UNDERNEATH THE STARS festival, near Barnsley, Solas festival in Scotland, Priddy Folk festival down in Somerset, Barking festival (which is FREE!) and I am delighted to be returning once more to Cumbria back to Music on the Marr. All links and tickets can be found up on the Gigs page - I hope to catch some of you down the road.

Today I start recording yet another album! But more on that story later...

For now, wishing you chocolate filled Bank Holidays and Good Fridays and a happy spring,

GP x





Announcement: Beverley Folk Festival 2018

Happy Friday to you my pals, and glad tidings I bring: I am so excited to announce I am playing Beverley Folk Festival 2018! Early bird tickets are on sale now from here:

It's my first time at Beverley and I'm chuffed so hope to see some of you there.

In the mean time, my joint headliner tour with the folk scene's Hannah James kicks off tomorrow. All tickets are available on the GIGS page and it would be great to see you at a show. We're coming to Bath, Malvern, Birmingham, Leicester, Bristol, Brighton (SOLD OUT), London, Newport, Chesterfield, Leeds and teaming up at Hartlepool Folk Festival too. You literally can't avoid us.

Wishing you good autumnal cheer and, as Dennis Skinner would say, more power to your elbow.



GP x


Hello everyone!

What a summer! Already I have had wonderful fun times at Glastonwick, Gate to Southwell, Ledbury Poetry Festival, Indietracks, Sidmouth festivals and joyous collab sessions at Hebden Bridge, Festival at the Edge and Camrbidge Folk Festival with my lovely Coven pals, and still found time to fly to Canada and drive 1700 miles across it from one ocean to another. Oh and I became 30! RIP my twenties, we hardly knew ye. If you didn't see me at any of those, fear not! There is still much merriment remaining of this jam-packed festival season including Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Otley Folk Festival, Berkofest, Musicport and some others still TBA. My life is a tremendously lucky one and I love you all. 

If you didn't see it, I was on the bloody televsion! Yes I was! No, not a re-run of me losing the Weakest Link in 2009! No, not a re-run of me losing the Chase in 2017! As part of the incredible gig Coven had at Cambridge Folk Festival, we were filmed by Sky Arts and subsequently featured on thier Highlights programme! Along with Louder Than War and the Guardian (THE GUARDIAN ?!?!?!), Sky Arts were the third person to call us a highlight. Hooray! Here's me on the TV.


Last but by no means least, I am off out on tour with my fellow Covener and everybody's favourite vegan, it's the Folk Scene's Hannah James! We decided to set out on the road togethr to get to the bottom of this question of what is folk by combining our original and tradtional repertoires and doing some never-before-seen stuff. I am really looking forward to playing in some new places and hopefully to some new people and I would love some of you guys to experience her incredible music for the first time too. The shows will be double headliners, so you'll get a good chunk of me AND a good chunk of her which is a lot of chunk for your buck. What am I talking about? Who knows. Come to the shows and see!

Places me and Hannah are coming to: FLECKNEY (LEICS); WIRKSWORTH (DERBS); BATH; MALVERN; BIRMINGHAM; BRIGHTON; LONDON; BRISTOL; NEWPORT; CHESTERFIELD; LEEDS; HARTLEPOOL. Details for these and plenty other fun things at the gigs page. HOORAY!

Hope to catch you at one of these shows.

lots of love

GP x