Jock Purdon

I have a ring-bound book of Jock Purdon’s poems and songs that I am sent back to these days. Jock’s were songs that covered a great swathe of social changes on this island in the twentieth century. Songs like ‘Farewell to Cotia’ are brilliant reminders of the crushing effect of national economics on individuals and … More Jock Purdon


Sometimes it’s just good to watch someone do something really well. Just like this, really. Do you remember when Dave ‘Stickman’ Higgins (the drummer that you are hopefully listening to now) came to Carlisle and worked with students and local writers culminating in a performance at the Tithe Barn? That must have been close to … More Stickman