One of the most well-loved and prolific figures on the English folk scene, whether performing solo, in duos, or a multitude of bands, John has established an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso and leading interpreter of English folk music. He has been a member of the Albion Country Band, Magic Lantern, The Richard Thompson Band, Umps and Dumps, Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey, Trans-Europe Diatonique, and Band of Hope, as well as numerous ceilidh bands. He was also instrumental in reviving Border morris in the 1970s and is a passionate proponent of traditional dance.
As songwriter, composer, choreographer, and musical director, he has contributed to over sixty plays in the theatre and on radio, and has featured in TV dramas and film. We're delighted to welcome him back to Hartlepool.