Writings

Here’s where I’ve gathered my writings. There’s poems, rants, news – some current and some from the archives …

Writing the song of it              (For Barry Hines)   My dad used to sing all the time around the house Countless songs of promiscuous pedigree Hymns and ballads, Caruso, Lanza, Locke Big-throated tenors with saucy reputations McCormac, Robeson, then t’ Clancy brothers, Tommy Makem, t’ Dubliners, t’ Wolf Tones, ChristyRead More

Umpteen Launch Gig

Posted on May 8, 2016
Category :News
Presented by Bright Phoebus at the Greystones in Sheffield. It’s on June 14th at 7:30pm. Details here.Read More

Thank Goodness It’s Folk Podcast

Posted on April 22, 2016
Category :News
In case you missed it, here’s Ray on Sheffield Live’s Thank Goodness It’s Folk this morning. Click here for podcastRead More

Karl Hurst

Posted on April 16, 2016
Category :News
That lovely photo of Ray on the cover of Umpteen was taken by Sheffield photographer, Karl Hurst. It’s a beautiful image that captures the very essence of Ray. If you’d like to see more of Karl’s work, you can visit his website.Read More

Album News

Posted on April 16, 2016
Category :News
So … the new CD’s released on 27th May. You can order it now from The No Masters website. Officially they won’t get sent out until the middle of May, but I think they might get put in the post a little earlier than that.Read More