Next phase of our conservation grazing project on the Great Orme, the arrival of a flock of Lakeland Herdwicks which are used to harsh weather, just as well up here. Some plant and butterfly species that only exist in this limestone grassland and nowhere else in the world are relying on them to do a good job. I think they look up to the task.
I used some acoustic instruments to create a rustic, folksy sound to evoke hard times gone by in the American west
After several nominations for this and previous albums I actually won! Thank you to everyone at One World Music Radio and everyone who voted for Lichens as Best Instrumental Album 2015. I want to dedicate the award to my friend Andy Meyrick who always said nice things about my music. We miss you and are so sad that you had to leave us, RIP mate.
Coming down off Glyder Fawr (see summit picture below) and into this lovely blanket bog of cotton grass in Cwmfynnon was a very nice way to end an epic walk, and it was all for work, which can’t be bad
The National Trust, for whom I work, took the brave decision to allow the sea to re-claim farmland which was annexed by a sea wall in the 1600’s. In a very short space of time a complex ecosystem has emerged with a range of small mudflat creatures attracting otters, breeding lapwing and, hopefully in time, breeding osprey.
My son Sam doing great undergraduate film work in Barcelona. This is a short film telling a poignant story about an important part of Barcelona history
I recently went on Nick Lloyd‘s Spanish Civil War tour through Barcelona. It was very interesting and I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Barcelona. Nick took us to Plaça Sant Felip Neri, and the story he told us was so powerful I decided to make a short film about it: