About me

  • ja_headerA retired folk musician but still performing for fun with the old swan band, the english string band, and occasional local bands as a dep.
  • Formerly a freelance sound recordist and audio post production editor – still available for low budget and sometimes no budget productions.
  • A researcher into social dance music of the 18th and 19th centuries with The Village Music Project.
  • The coordinator of a support group for the archive of the well regarded folklorist and collector Doc Rowe.
  • Director of the Paul Graney Archive Project, an audio archive of recordings made in the NW of England in the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s now housed at Manchester Central Library.
  • Director of Folkopedia, a new and growing online folk encyclopedia
  • A former local radio broadcaster with a folk show on Phoenix FM in West Yorkshire (now Roving Folk with Ken Hudson).
  • From 1998 – 2008 on the National Council of the English Folk Dance and Song Society and also a trustee of the vaughan williams memorial library and its home, cecil sharp house.
  • A folk recording artist and producer with an extensive discography.