Pip Barnes Photograph Katie Vandyck

All enquiries to pip@pipbarnes.co.uk

Welcome to the site

Here you'll find details of my:


I am the Information Systems Administrator for YMCA Downslink, based in Hove.


I built and currently maintain this site. I also built, and now help to maintain, the official website for the singer, author and presenter Shirley Collins.

I appear as co-narrator with Shirley in a number of her shows about Traditional music. Back in the spring we performed You Never Heard So Sweet - about the song collectors Bob Copper and Peter Kennedy - at St Clements Church in Hastings Old Town,as part of the Jack in the Green Festival. I was on stage - doing readings - with Shirley at the Purcell Room on 5th July, when she was in conversation with Stewart Lee, as part of her 80th birthday celebrations. A week later we performed America Over the Water at Rook Lane in Frome.

The next gig will be Shirley's Birthday Bash at Cecil Sharp House on 31st October.