Not To Be Sniffed At

Nose flute expert Antoine de Carolus and I recently wrote an article for The Idler about the history of the Nose Flute. It’s reproduced below, just click on each image to make it bigger. For more information than you’ll ever need about the nose flute, visit Antoine’s amazing website,


The Ballad of Dorothy Parker

Ali and I finally had a go at our favourite Prince tune, the wonderful Ballad of Dorothy Parker. Ali’s gone off for an adventure around the world for a bit but we’ll get some more stuff done once he gets back.

‘Get Plucky’ book re-titled ‘Ukulele For Beginners’

My ukulele book, titled ‘Get Plucky With the Ukulele’, has been republished with a new title. It is now called ‘Ukulele For Beginners’ (what an original title I hear you cry – apparently it’s been changed so it’s easier for people to find on the internet). Don’t be fooled into buying a copy if you already have ‘Get Plucky’ because it’s the same book. On the other hand, if you don’t have a copy, then I thoroughly recommend you pick one up by clicking on the image below. Plus, it’s a bit cheaper woohoo!

book jacket