It’s a really busy time for the agency in January, talking to village hall touring schemes for the coming year and a half, finalising gigs for the autumn and starting to book gigs in 2013 for artists like Vin Garbutt at the same time as doing the routing for Blast From The Past’s Victorian and Medieval Christmas Shows and the tour for Ira Bernsteain and Riley Baugus’ Appalachian Roots show in November.
There’s no way I can take on any new acts right now, but thanks for your interest if you’re on of the artists who have approached me recently. I do still have some flexibility for doing UK Certificates of Sponsorship (work permits) for acts from outside the EU.
Congratulations to James Keelaghan on being appointed as the artistic director of Summerfolk Festival in Owen Sound, Ontario. It’s one of my favourite Canadian festivals and I’m sure James will make a huge success of it. Unfortunately it does mean that he won’t be touring the UK for st least the next couple of years, so with regret he’s departuing from the agency roster. Good luck, James.