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I specialise in acoustic guitar in the folk style …

I have played guitar for over fifty years and have played in duos and bands since the age of 16! Here I am (with hair and a black beard!) playing in the 1970s) …

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Paul with Steve Riall, circa 1976


In the 1990s, I played with Calderdale-based country/bluegrass band, Topeka. I have experience of recording an album of original songs with Topeka.

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Rehearsing with Topeka


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Article in the Halifax Courier, 1994



For twenty years, from 1999 to 2019, along with my wife, Rita, I played guitar with Fiddle n Feet, one of the country’s foremost Appalachian dance teams.

Fiddle n Feet at a dance out in Bacup in 2016

I currently play guitar with the Buttered Peas Ceilidh Band, which I joined in 2018. Buttered Peas perform ceilidhs around Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Dales and are available to book for weddings, birthdays, events etc. Please contact me for further information.

Paul playing with the Buttered Peas Ceilidh band in Eldroth Village Hall, September 2018

From 2018 to 2019, I also had a spell playing with the U Turns, an acoustic/covers band.

The U Turns, December 2018


Rita and I have also enjoyed playing in folk music sessions down the years and so we started one in Brighouse, where we live, in 2019.