Autumn time…..

It’s been a while since I posted here for various reasons! We had a good gig at The Hatchet Inn recently and are planning a pre-Christmas gig at The Khan with the Flamenco crew hopefully!

I’ve been busy helping my mum move to some supported living and sorting her place out to let – hard work but a good move all round.

My son and girlfriend have a baby due next week so did a whistle stop trip to Devon to see them before the birth. So exciting and wonderful to welcome a new grandchild into the world – will be the eighth between me and Peter and my second!

We’re off in the camper for a few days this week to Wales to celebrate a quiet birthday and a rest for me.

Am still hoping to record a third album as I have at least ten songs ready to start recording – so watch this space.

Mum and Lu at her new home!

Next Gig – Dark and Light, Bristol Sep 14th

“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars………..”

Featuring Maaike Siegerist, Chandra Moon, Mark Darkside, Suzanne Stewart and more!

You are invited to an afternoon of light-hearted and more serious musical performances by local song-writing collective Act of Faith whose name was inspired by a quote from Bono saying “Song-writing is an Act of Faith”. Come prepared to laugh and cry!

In no particular order!
MARK DARKSIDE – singer/songwriter/keyboardist. Performing his own songs on this day, but also has Elton John tribute band plus drag act as Marcia D’Arc.
CHANDRA MOON – singer-song-writer accompanied by Paddy Uglow on the keys, Chandra has produced two highly acclaimed albums and facilitates occasional songwriting workshops for women in Bristol.
MAAIKE SIEGERIST – jazz and “dark” folk singer/songwriter/guitarist, winner of Glastonbury FM song-writing competition, with JONNI SLATER on keyboards.
SUZANNE STEWART – compere/lyricist/drummer.

In the Hatchet Pub Function Room
Saturday 14th September 2019, 2-4 p.m.



Chandra Moon Trio + Flamenco Loco – Bristol March 13th!

Long-awaited chance to hear Chandra Moon Trio play a set of original songs followed by a set from the thrilling Flamenco Loco accompanied by Aneta Skut dancing. Only £5.50 (inc booking fee) online or £7 on the door. TICKETS

The Khan is a lovely venue with a very reasonably priced falafel restaurant upstairs and a well stocked bar.

This is always a really enjoyable and fun evening – a great chance to catch up with friends and listen to some wonderful music!

khan flier mar 2019

The Art Of Songwriting event Bristol Oct 20th

I’m looking forward to performing a short set at this free event at The Hatchet Inn on the afternoon of October 20th in Bristol. The event is part of the Bristol Festival of Literature and it’s the first time they’ve included songwriting so I’m very excited to have been asked to play and be part of the question and answer session at the end of the performances.

The Art Of Songwriting


Sabar Drumming etc

Sorry as usual it’s been so long since I posted a blog here!

I have had a very difficult year having lost a very close and dear friend and various other things. At last, I’m feeling more like my old self.

We are currently in the middle of our usual Sabar Drumming tour with our teacher Modou Diouf. If you’re interested in seeing about that you can find us at Sabar Drumming Uk.

We’ve been doing workshops and performances around the UK. Here’s a photo from Suffolk where we were recently.



I’m doing a gig in my own right on October 20th and hope to start getting back into my own songwriting soon!

Sorry for long gap in posting!

Well it’s been ages – I’m so hopeless at blogging nowadays it seems Facebook has taken over which is very lazy to just post short updates.

We’re looking forward to our usual summer of sabar drumming and touring with Modou Diouf in the UK plus a few festivals in our camper van.

I’ve been playing my guitar but not written anything new recently due to various issues but I hope to get going again soon!

I recently got that awful Aussie flu and it laid me low for nearly three weeks but I’m finally getting over it now!

Chandra Moon Trio plus Flamenco Loco May 24th Bristol!

I’m delighted to let you know we’re playing a gig on May 24th at The Khan downstairs at Falafel King, 6 Cotham Hill, Bristol, BS6 6LF at 8pm.

Paddy Uglow will kick things off with a couple of songs then Chandra Moon Trio will play a set of original songs and after a short break we’ll have the exciting Flamenco Loco accompanied by a professional Flamenco dancer.

Those who’ve attended before know what a lovely evening in a great venue it always is and for those who are hungry there’s brilliant and reasonably priced food upstairs in Falafel King.

If you want a seat, get there by 8pm as it fills up quite fast! £6 on the door.

Do tell your friends or share the Facebook link! Chandra Moon Trio and Flamenco Loco at The Khan!

May 2017 Khan

New Songwriting Group in Bristol

When I first started songwriting I was helped enormously by a fantastic songwriting group run by the brilliant Patrick Duff. The group offered a space to have a go, overcome your nerves, learn to use a microphone and get feedback on your songs in a safe non-judgemental space.

The group wound up some years ago and I’ve missed it so much I’ve decided to start a new group for women songwriters here in Bristol. I’m no Patrick Duff but I feel confident we can run a really supportive and encouraging group for women!

Womens’ Songwriting Group – Bristol