(Photo : Tony O’Nions)

Hello to you good readers on this fine sunny morning! I’m on the beloved Isle of Wight, this weekend, with my dear friend Clive, de-cluttering my storage space and also catching up with friends and beaches.

 (Photo : Tom McElvogue www.tommcelvogue.com)

So this will be quick because you need to read (via the link) below about tomorrow’s celebrations of the great Keith Morris and Joe Scurfield who were both killed tragically 10 years ago. . . (thank you to Lorraine Carpenter for sending this to me) :



. . . and thanks also to Terry Enderson for suggesting a re-jiggle of last time’s mailing list’s title :

Shhh John Ironing Words

Brilliant – this is becoming more Fawlty Towers by the day and I love it!!!

Thanks also to David Mar for keeping me up to date with Katzenjammer – apparently they have now been booked for Cambridge and Cropredy (Ian Carr first got me interested in them – check them out).

Did anyone see this : 


Here’s some more scarecrows from the Chillerton (IoW) Scarecrow festival a few weeks ago (thank you Tony!). . .I’ll be back later – off for a wander on the beach as the sun is happy out today :

(Photo : Tony O’Nions)


PS Tickets seem to be going rather quickly for the concert and workshop at Bishop’s Castle next week – so contact Keith if you’d like a seat. Oh and I’m now opening the workshop to all instruments as people seem to want an Irish music workshop and were a bit miffed that it was open only to Piano Accordions. . . .I will, however, be looking at the technical side specifically for accordions – and a lot of the principles apply to all players and instruments. No beginners, I’m afraid but there’ll be an Absolute Beginners’ one soon. . .

KT dates :

Friday 12th June : Karen Tweed Solo at Bishop’s Castle Town Hall, SY9 5BG
7.30 p.m. (for an 8pm start)
Tickets : £8 advance / £10 on the door.
Information and Tickets from : keith@woodmail.co.uk   Tel: 01588 638242 or from Bishop’s Castle Town Hall.

Saturday 13th June : Irish Music workshop for Piano Accordion and other instruments with Karen Tweed at Bishop’s Castle Methodist Church Hall, SY9 5AQ
9.30 a.m. (for a 10 am start) – approx. 4.30pm
Tickets : £45 (includes free entry to the Friday evening concert).
Information and Tickets from : keith@woodmail.co.uk   Tel: 01588 638242

Thursday 13th August : Karen Tweed Solo at Gandara Festival, Portugal.

And around and about. . . .

1. Isle of WIght news :

We hope there will be a bit of a session this Sunday 7th June on the IOW with Karen Tweed – contact :
Robert Huxtable <bobhuxtable@btinternet.com>

for details.

(Photo : Tony O’Nions)