Jon is one of folk music's leading
songwriters, producing works of quality and craftsmanship. Not only
is he a writer of some considerable skill, often controversial and
always hard hitting, but his songs reflect his humanity and compassion
in words of powerful beauty set to deceptively easy to listen to
tunes, firmly rooted in the traditions of the British Isles.
Over the years he has written many
memorable songs such as, "Old Soldiers", "Candles",
"Poor Murdered Men" and "Cheap Boats" to name
but a few and every year, audiences eagerly await his new material.
His songs can be heard wherever quality singers gather as they discover
the kind of songs they want to sing and the kind that audiences
want to hear - songs that are set apart from the normal run of contemporary
At the Miskinfolk '99 festival,
he won the Harry Prigg Memorial Trophy for the best performance
of a song at the festival. It was, of course, one of his own compositions,
Jon is far from "An ordinary
sort of man"
Jon also takes the stage with partner
Kathy Wallis for a spellbinding performance in more ways than one!!
Have a listen to this short sample
from Jon and Kaths CD "Not for Glory" ( Buy it, if they've
got any left !)
You Dancing Again (Heslop)