You will recall in my last blog a had to rewrite it to take account of the fantastic news that Emma Gillespie had won round one of her audition on the Sky1 show “Must Be The Music”. Well, it gets better for Emma has won a place in the live semi finals which will be broadcast the week after Solfest. Click on the line below to see her audition. EMMA’S IMAGINATION ON TELLY “Captivating” Jamie Cullem “The song was beautiful and you have a wicked voice” Dizzee Rascal “Your voice is stunning, it’s an absolute pleasure having someone of Continue reading HOW COOL IS THIS…



The ongoing tale of one mans life caught up in a “groundhog day” of festival preparation and execution… Read on… Well it’s that time of year again. So it’s time I wrote one of my accounts of how things are doing, who’s doing then and for a bit of spice, who’s doing it to whom. It’s odd though as I feel I’m watching the festival develop from afar, taking a back seat on the scary rollercoaster this year and yet still doing all the stuff I usually do. Although I have to say that I’m getting lot of help You Continue reading COMING AROUND AGAIN…



Well. I’ll not say a word about the kerfuffle my last post caused. But least said soonest mended. But my main purpose on writing this is actually two fold, and neither related in any way to a musical gathering I am honoured to serve, Firstly. I have been invited by BBC Radio Cumbria to take part in Little Cumbria. A five day online diary, so this blog and that broadcast will become somewhat merged over the next few days as I write the radio script. Secondly to pass on word of this guy MYSTERY GUITAR MAN I’ll just say Continue reading AUNTIES CALLING AND MGM



Yeah I know I should have had this one up a week or two (or three or four) ago. But sometimes life gets in the way of doing what you’d like to do. Anyway it here it is at last WIZARDMARRAS DRYSTONE WIRELESS SHOW REVIEW OF 2008 Some of the tracks have been on the podcast already but as the casts in question have been taken off line it’s good opportunity to play some of my favourites from last year, some of the tracks are new ones but from artists that I really like and in the case of one Continue reading WIZARDMARRAS DRYSTONE WIRELESS SHOW REVIEW OF 2008



This is what went on in the bus referred to by Gaz Coombes as “The Space Bus” at the back of the Drystone Stage. For you, a collection of DRYSTONE SETS. Jodi Watson & Ali Rigg TONGUE TIDE Paul Harrison The Casual Terrorist Laura James Fiona Clayton Three from The Wierdstring Band The Melodica, Melody and Me The Wizards Pot An archive of the life and rantings of The Wizardmarra. The Best Storyteller In The World. Related posts: THE UNDERTONES AT SOLFEST 2007 SOLFEST FM BUD and BLOSSOM Then suddenly sprout!