Pip Barnes Photograph Katie Vandyck

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Welcome to the site

Here you'll find details of my:


I am the Information Systems Co-ordinator for YMCA Downslink, based in Hove. I also took part in 2017's 'Lodestar' series of concerts with Shirley Collins, singing, playing guitar, and hosting the evening. Gigs included Celtic Connections in Glasgow, Colston Hall in Bristol, Sage in Gateshead, Warwick Arts Centre, Liverpool Phil, London Barbican and Brighton Dome. We played sets, rather than the full shows, at the Cambridge Folk Festival in July, and the Green Man Festival in August. In January 2018 we played sets at The British Library, at the Black Box in Belfast, and for Tradfest at St Michan's Church in Dublin. In March we played a set at Kunsthal, Charlottenborg - in Copenhagen; in June we played the Supersonic Festival in Birmingham; in November we play the Boiler Shop in Newcastle.


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.