I have hard times writing my blogposts because I try to avoid my computer and phone as much as I can and save my energy for making music instead. Still you have to be active online all the time to get the latest news and to tell the world about your stuff. I wish there was an easy way to avoid too much contact with computers and still updating my blog...Anyway. I have now recorded three albums and one of them is out already! We will have the actual release for Chatterbox in June at Maddy Priors Stepping stones festival near Carlisle in the Northern England. More info is coming about that. Hurray for me and Hannah James, partners in accordion crimes :-) WE DID IT! We had fabulous time in England last week, talking to Genevieve Tudor at BBC Radio Shropshire and having a really lovely gig at the Edibles in Paddock Farm in the Coine Valley in the South Pennines, west of Huddersfield, UK. Now we are preparing for our Estonian tour at the end of May and winter/spring tours in UK 2016. (I will probably eat myself overfull of Marmite and those lovely bunches of fresh coriander from Waitrose)
Some artsy pictures from the venue taken by Matt Whyatt.
Magical evening last night with 2 accordionists in a cowshed. Some people's idea of hell, but it was spellbinding. The musical chemistry between Hannah James and Tuulikki Bartosik is a thing to behold. -Belinda O'Hooley
Is just back from a beautiful, sublime and rather splendid gig by Hannah James and Tuulikki Bartosik. Two accordions on one room is some people's vision of hell, but what we got tonight was two musicians having a good deal of fun playing off and in sync with each other. Great tunes, wonderful musicianship and a shed load of viruosity. If you get a chance to see them, don't miss it. -Mark Whyatt