retiring from the day job in 2004, I have been busy researching a few topics,
and publishing the results. It's like sleuthing, which gives you the buzz.
The digital age has made this remarkably easy to do, which means that you
hardly need to move from your computer!
- The Elliotts
(2008). The story
of the famous mining family from County Durham
Napoleonic songs from the French Wars to the present day. (2015)
Handle Life and Soul Biography
of the man himself
- To be launched at
Whitby Folk Week, 2017.
- Articles on Musical
"John Barleycorn revisited"
Song: print and be trad?"
- Article "A homage
to the Geordie singing people" on Tynefolk
- A chapter "The
Newcastle song chapbooks" in Street Ballads
in Nineteenth-century Britain, Ireland, and North America,
edited by David Atkinson and Steve Roud, Ashgate publishing (2014)
- A chapter "Napoleonic
songs - an overview" in Proceedings of the EFDSS Folk Song
Conference 2013 published by Loomis House Press (2015)
Articles for Living
Tradition on Brian Watson, Louis Killen,
the FARNE project, and The Future of the Folk Club