We have added another daytime date for a performance of Flocks of Words - our poetry and music collaboration with Kate Innes. It's at The Greenwood Cafe in Coalbrookdale (the Greenwood Centre) on Friday April 28th at 1pm. Here's the link to the Facebook Event you can view and share.

Flocks of Words at The Greenwood Cafe

Here's the synopsis: A collaboration between award-winning acoustic trio Whalebone and award-winning poet and author Kate Innes, Flocks of Words is an immersive, hypnotic blend of music and poetry exploring landscape and the human soul. Grounded in the Shropshire Hills where the artists live as work, the sounds and language quickly become the audience's own and the themes universal. Admission is free so it's first come first served as far as seating at the cafe goes! Running time approximately 45 minutes and we are doing a different set from the Wenlock Books performance in a couple of weeks, so you could come to both! Hope to see you there!

Last night we played at a wonderful venue - The Pheasant Inn in Neenton - a community run pub. It was their first 'Fine Music and Fine Food event' which sold out a few weeks ago! A big part of our ethos is to ensure that everyone involved with staging our concerts benefits - and that mirrors what The Pheasant does for it's community. Here's it's back story:

Without a village pub since 2006, our rural community (Neenton) had nowhere left to meet and socialize, celebrate or commiserate. The keen desire among the people of Neenton to see the Pheasant Inn reopen was the real catalyst for the formation of Neenton Community Society (NCS), which purchased the pub just before Christmas 2013. The vision for the Pheasant is for it to be a thriving classic country inn with a touch of style, owned by the community and run for the community, while offering the very best Shropshire food and warm Shropshire hospitality for visitors from near and far.

So if you are ever in the area you should call in and have a drink and indulge yourself from the menu - the food is fantastic :)

The Oak Room - The Pheasant Inn at Neenton

We've been busy working on a new collaboration with Kate Innes, who as well as being the fantastic author of 'The Errant Hours' also writes beautiful poetry. The four of us have developed a new show 'Flocks of Words'. Here's the synopsis:

'A collaboration between award-winning acoustic trio Whalebone and award-winning poet and author Kate Innes, Flocks of Words is an immersive, hypnotic blend of music and poetry exploring landscape and the human soul. Grounded in the Shropshire Hills where the artists live as work, the sounds and language quickly become the audience's own and the themes universal.'

We'll be performing the show at venues throughout the year so keep an eye on our gig list or subscribe to our newsletter Whalemail to get the updates :)

Flocks of Words - Whalebone and Kate Innes

What a brilliant gig at the Shropshire Wildlife Trust in Shrewsbury last Saturday. Thanks to all the people who came along and to the fab team at Shropshire Wildlife who helped us to stage the concert.

If you haven't been, it is a wonderful place with a lovely gift shop! All three of us are members of Shropshire Wildlife and at the Trust's headquarters in Shrewsbury there's a walled garden incorporating vegetable beds, climbing roses, a solar fountain, many interesting fruit trees and shrubs and a wooded area with spring bulbs. Wildflowers and other plants are on sale during spring and summer and the shop stocks a wide range of bird food and feeders along with numerous gift items and greeting cards. Visitors can buy refreshments and take a seat in the quiet surroundings of the garden, or indoors in the historic buildings, which were once part of the nearby abbey. We'd urge you to join up - you can click on the pic below to visit their website :)

Shropshire Wildlife Trust sell out gig

Whalebone Live Session and Chat with Gary Hazlehurst

Sunday night saw us travelling up to Nova FM to play some music and have a chat with Gary Hazlehurst of Nova FM. You can have a listen to the result via this link -

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