FOLK & HONEY MAGAZINE have given my new 'Isolation' EP a bit of a write up here.
ISOLATION EP. 2020 has been a year of isolation, lockdowns, tiers and tears! This EP is a collection of recordings made during snatched moments while adapting to change! Released 1st January 2021. Click here.
Best wishes to you all for a very happy & healthy New Year!
REVISITED. This EP is a handful of live studio recordings recovered from the archives, remastered and performed on piano and fiddle. A sort of 15-year anniversary release, revisiting recordings from the early years of Hughes & Hack! Released 31st December 2020. Click here.
Online learning resource for Michael Turner's Waltz & Mount Hills. Thank you to the very talented Charles Harrison for inviting me to take part and his hard work in putting it all together! Click here for the video.
Some Christmasy bits!
Festive Cheer - a set of seasonal folky carols! Performed on accordion, whistle, bodhran and sax! Click here.
Singing with Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band Choir:
Sans Day Carol https://youtu.be/G-gr5lA__uo
Hark! Hark What News https://youtu.be/5Imh6p-2aCs
I've recorded a couple of traditional tunes as a little dedication for Remembrance Sunday/Remembrance Day. The tunes are Over the Hills & Far Away/Battle of the Somme. Performed on low whistle and accompanied by piano and strings. The post is scheduled to go live on my Facebook page on Sunday 8th November at 11am. I've put a donate button on the post - donations to Help for Heroes to support wounded veterans and their families.
I've also taken part in a couple of Christmas videos with the Carnival Band Choir featuring Maddy Prior due to be released before Christmas.
Landkey Carols - I'm attending this lovely project in the run up to Christmas to learn about the carolling tradition in Landkey. Led by Nick Wyke and Paul Wilson at Wren Music. Wren Music is one of England’s leading community folk arts organisations. They run a great selection of folk courses online and in the South West. Do check out their website www.wrenmusic.co.uk.
October - I've posted a couple of distanced-duets with Martin Duffy (fiddle). United via Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll's Front Room Sessions! There may be more on the way!
September - Apologies, I've been quiet on here. Like most, I've been adjusting during lockdown. Keeping busy with teaching via Zoom & Skype and running my community choir. Doing a bit of music and video making. Recently posted these on my FB page!
I've started a couple of new recording projects. A collection of relaxation music and the other is a new folky one!
Having said that, I've had to put these to one side for the time being as busy with the day jobs! Also, besides music teaching, I work as a freelance health manager. Just before Covid, I was sponsored to complete my professional registration in health management and so, I've also been extremely busy studying and writing assignments in order to graduate at the end of the year!
May - I have recently been part of the team involved in this wonderful fundraising project in aid of St Michael's Hospice, Hereford. Further details of Hampton Bishop Virtual Open Gardens can be found here:
ALAWON - the music book I produced for the superb Welsh Folk trio ALAW has been featured in the May edition of Folklife magazine and Folk & Honey Magazine. Also, the June/July edition of the Living Tradition magazine. Here are the links:
Some fantastic virtual folk sessions going on throughout the COVID-19 pandemic via Facebook. One of my favourites is The Front Room Sessions by Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll. Check them out on Facebook @englishfiddle.
Recently scored & published the sheet music for Planets of the Universe by Stevie Nicks & Fleetwood Mac featured on Rumours Deluxe. Also, Always by Irish singer/songwriter Gavin James.
Recorded a version of Old Glamorgan Tune - a traditional Welsh tune. See the video on my Facebook page. Also posted a few other pieces recently. Solstice, Equinox and Aurora! Scroll through the Facebook feed on the Media page to listen/watch!
New edition of The Magic of Mordiford:Flying with Faeries & The Mordiford Dragon.
ALAWON:MELODIES a music book that I've been compiling for the fantastic Welsh folk trio ALAW is NOW AVAILABLE TO BUY. Please visit their website www.alaw-band.com. The book contains all the music from the bands two albums plus additional tunes collected by Oliver Wilson-Dickson. The book is a collection of traditional Welsh folk music and original tunes arranged for melody line and chords. Contains three chapters of over 50 tunes for the very modest fee of £12.
MELODIOUS - MUSIC BOOK AND CD NOW AVAILABLE FROM THE STORE AND AMAZON. A collection of relaxing piano music composed 2008-2018.
SPRING CONCERT - with Mordiford Community Choir
Woolhope Village Hall
Saturday 23rd March 2019, 6:30pm.
Thank you to all who came along to support this event - we raised £800 for West Midland Air Ambulance Service.
MELODIOUS - by Thomas Hughes
Rose Garden Hall, Hereford
Saturday 13th April, 7pm by invitation only.
AUTUMN CONCERT - with Mordiford Community CHoir
Rose Garden Hall, Hereford
Saturday 9th November 2019, 7:30pm
Free Entry/Donations on door - a raffle will be held during the interval. Proceeds to Music in Hospitals & Care charity.
RECITAL - by Thomas Hughes
Rose Garden Hall, Hereford
December 2019 - tbc
CAROL SERVICE - feat Mordiford Community Choir
Mordiford Church, Hereford
Thursday 19th December, 7-8pm
St George's Church, Woolhope, Hereford
Tuesday 24th December, 11pm