Welcome to the website of the Sheffield based folk musician Patrick Rose, winner of the John Birmingham Cup Song Writing Competition 2015 and 2016
A self taught singer, whose guitar playing has been described as "soothing" and music called "Yorkshire bred if not Yorkshire born". He is well known on the Sheffield scene for his songwriting and ceilidh calling.
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!
Barriers To Entry
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.
Making A Successful Ceilidh
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.