This year, I again went to Whitby Folk Week for the John Birmingham Song Writing Cup final, where my song Stand Up was in the final after winning the Sheffield Heat. As you might have noticed from the updated site header, I won again! Hurrah!
The internet is a silly place. This is a known fact. An even sillier place is Twitter. It's impossible to have any meaningful conversations with a limit of 140 characters. What is possible is for someone to say something ridiculous then double down on it. Enter Louise Mensch.
I've been calling ceilidhs for events semi-regularly now for the past 4 years. I'm a big fan of calling ceilidhs, especially with a band with a great set of tunes. At it's best there's a good collection of dancers, the room is full of people smiling and laughing and I'm feel like I'm doing barely any work.
In my 'other' life, I'm a web developer. This site was built by me on top of Laravel, with a design template that I found that I liked. I realised I've not been making a lot of little projects for the past year, so I've been working on little tiny projects on the side. The latest is mpuz.js.
It's been a hectic few months for me. I've recently moved house, and just afterwards my sister decided to get married. This was followed by another wedding the week afterwards thanks to a friend at university. On the plus side, I did manage to sneak a quick day in Whitby for the John Birmingham Cup Final. If you've been keeping up with this blog, you'll have seen the post I made about getting into the final after winning the heat at the Sheffield Sessions Festival.
This weekend I was invited to Wath Festival as a finalist in the Young Performer's competition. I've entered it a few times when I was starting out but I didn't really have my sound nailed down so I didn't get in to the final. They were looking for some late entrants this year so I entered on Tuesday before the Cross Folk gig and got it confirmed during the break1.