Barking Folk Festival

Quiet Loner at Barking Folk Festival Saturday 8 June. 3pm to 9.30pm in the Abbey Ruins. I’m delighted to playing at this year’s Barking Folk Festival – a family festival celebrating the best in English and World folk music and dance. Saturday’s programme in the Abbey Ruins explores ‘Rebels in the Ruins’ headlined by British Read more about Barking Folk Festival[…]

Review of the year 2018

When I decided to become a full time musician I knew it wouldn’t be as simple as just turning up doing some gigs and selling some albums. But when I look back at 2018 I don’t think I could have ever imagined the sheer variety of activities I’d be doing. This year my work has Read more about Review of the year 2018[…]

Voices from the streets take inspiration from the past

“You see the trouble but you don’t understand my struggle.” A new collaboration between people who have experienced homelessness and local artists will be shown at the People’s History Museum on Monday 11 June 2018 as part of Manchester Histories Festival. ‘Moving Panoramas’ will combine visual arts with original songwriting to create a performance piece Read more about Voices from the streets take inspiration from the past[…]

Defiance Sessions 2018

I curate and host a regular music night called the Defiance Sessions celebrating music with something to say. The gigs take place in Glossop, Derbyshire and are all about songwriting that challenges an audience, songs with a conscience, stories of real people and real lives, and songs and that have a defiant and rebellious spirit. From January through Read more about Defiance Sessions 2018[…]

New songwriting project

From March through to June this year I’ll be working with arts organisation Arthur + Martha as a ‘guest artist’ on a project called Panorama. A couple of weeks ago I started working with people who have lived experience of homelessness. I’ll help them co-create songs, words and music. I’ll do that alongside arthur+martha’s artist Read more about New songwriting project[…]

EU tour dates

Kirsty McGee and Matt Hill have been friends for about 20 years, as they both forged their own paths and careers as musicians and songwriters. Yet in all that time they have seldom performed together. They’re about to put that right with a European tour that will take in The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and the Read more about EU tour dates[…]

July Festival dates

Gigs in July 2017  Sat 22 Stainsby Folk Festival, Chesterfield Sat 22 performing Battle for the Ballot 2pm Weekend tickets are £70 from Sun 23 Tramlines Festival Sheffield.  Shakespeares, 146-148 Gibraltar Street, S3 8UB Sheffield WagonWheel Presents their fifth annual Tramlines show. Two stages of live music, with Dave Woodcock & The Dead Comedians, Read more about July Festival dates[…]

Playing at Manchester Folk Festival / English Folk Expo

I’m delighted to be part of Manchester Folk Festival – an urban folk festival that will take place in and around HOME in Manchester city centre. It puts a spotlight on English folk, in all its guises. It’s also part of the English Folk Expo an annual conference for the folk, roots and acoustic music industry in Read more about Playing at Manchester Folk Festival / English Folk Expo[…]

On tour in April

I’m playing some gigs throughout April. March 30 Fuel Cafe, Withington 8pm | Admission free. Picnic Club at Fuel Bar, 448 Wilmslow Road, Withington, Manchester M20 3BW, 10th Anniversary Special featuring The Good Intentions, Quiet Loner, Risa Hall, and Picnic Area April 01 Energise Festival, Hulme Midday-8pm| Admission free | Quiet Loner Stage time 5pm. Read more about On tour in April[…]

13 pretty good Quiet Loner things that happened in 2016

I think 2016 was my busiest year to date. It feels like I’ve not stopped. I’ve written, recorded and released a whole new album, toured a brand new show, pushed my songwriting skills, done some workshops for the first time, had a piece in an art exhibition, joined a covers band, run the Defiance Sessions, Read more about 13 pretty good Quiet Loner things that happened in 2016[…]