Concert raises £360 for Friends of Broadwater & Worthing Cemetery. 

We are delighted that our sold-out concert in Worthing last night raised £360 for the Friends of Broadwater & Worthing Cemetery.

The Friends work hard to maintain the graveyard, and the history contained within it. They also help families to locate their lost relatives' graves. Visit their website to find out more: http://www.fbwc.co.uk

Greg was joined on stage by Paul Linale (guitar), Manny Ogunniyi (percussion), Nigel Ratcliffe (keyboard).

Thanks everyone for such a special evening.

An evening with Greg Harper... a concert in aid of Friends of Broadwater & Worthing Cemetery. 

We are looking forward to an exciting, fund-raising concert, to be held on Saturday 20th January at Allan Fletcher Hall, South Farm Road, Worthing. BN147RX. West Sussex.
 
The concert is being held in aid of Friends of Broadwater & Worthing Cemetery. They help to keep memories and history alive at this beautiful location.
For this concert Greg will be joined by Paul Linale (guitar), Nigel Ratcliffe (keyboard), Manny Ogunniyi (percussion).

To reserve unallocated seats (@ £10 each)… please use the contact details from the image below.

Tea, coffee and homemade cake will be available during the interval (for a donation to the friends).
Please note that this is an alcohol free venue.

We hope that you can join us for what promises to be a great evening.

Greg Harper & Paul Linale... live at Ropetackle Arts Centre... Saturday 18th November 1-3pm.  

Greg & Paul would love to share your company for a special concert…

Rehearsals are well under way, for an exciting acoustic concert, taking place at Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-By-Sea, on Saturday 18th November from 1-3pm. Greg will be joined by Paul Linale (acoustic guitar) for this special performance. 

Tickets are free, however, they do need to be booked in advance, direct with the venue, as seating is limited.

This link will take you to: Ropetackle Arts Centre  

See you there!

Goodbye Friend. New video... old song... reimagined. 

Greg would love to share with you, a new video, to an old song, Goodbye Friend.

A year ago today he lost Woolly. A dear companion, and friend for nearly 16 years. You might guess that with a name like Woolly… he was a dog! You'd be right. 

The song was originally released in 2009 on an EP called Songs Of Remembrance.

It was written for a human friend, who, throughout the time Greg knew him, never called Greg by his name. He only ever called him ‘friend’.

Greg asked Paul Linale if he would rework the song as a celebration of life in general, and he recorded the song again from scratch, performing and producing all the music, with Greg's new vocal added.

He has done a wonderful job, creating a beautiful, uplifting, moving piece. 

So whether you have shared your life with a dog or not, it doesn't matter.

The song is really about friendship.

Here is to friendship, in all it's forms!

The Fire Inside. The new video. Celebrating the age of steam railways, by way of a true story... 

‘The Fire Inside is wonderfully evocative of the steam age, a lovely song’. East Somerset Railway.

Greg has released a moving video to illustrate his song, The Fire Inside, which is taken from his latest album Vignettes. 

A great uncle of Greg's, William Albert Victor Gladman, fought in WW1. At the outbreak of the war he was serving in the Royal Engineers. In September 1917 he enlisted into the Railway Operating Division, and was then sent to Passchendaele. He survived the war, and later returned to working on trains for the rest of his life, driving the Flying Scotsman service from London to Edinburgh for many years.

Using his story as a background, the song celebrates the age of steam railways, heritage railways, as they have now become. To help keep alive the memories of what was once an important way of life, work, means of travel and communication, for so many people.

We hope you enjoy the sentiments.

The Flying Scotsman celebrates its centenary this year. 

Greg in his great uncle's shoes… the driver's seat of 60103 Flying Scotsman.

The haunting new video of 'The Old Boneyard' taken from Greg's new album VIGNETTES. 

All Hallows' Eve is the perfect day to release this haunting new video of The Old Boneyard, a song taken from Greg's new album Vignettes. The song has a visual nod to the classical piece Danse Macabre. It was written to help cherish, and keep alive, the memories of all those laid to rest within Broadwater and Worthing Cemetery.

Once lovingly maintained by James Stoner, its sexton for 27 years, it is now a haven for nature, contemplation, memories and imagination. We hope you will may find inspiration in the video and the song, and maybe if you are local too, spend some time to visit, and cherish, the beauty of The Old Boneyard.

Taking The Time... a stunning video of the lead track from the new album VIGNETTES. 

We are delighted to share with you in video form, the lead track, Taking The Time, from the new album VIGNETTES.

The album will be released on Friday 16th September.

There will be a Live Launch Event for the album on Saturday 17th September, between 3-5pm, at the Allan Fletcher Hall, South Farm Road, Worthing, West Sussex. BN14 7TN.
Admission is free. To reserve a seat please email via the contact page, or call 01903 219249.
We would love to share your company for this special event.

 

Nightingale taken from the album In It Together

We are delighted to share with you a beautiful, moving song Nightingale, which is taken from Greg's 2019 album In It Together. The song is dedicated to nurses, doctors and carers everywhere. Let us hope that the dedication of all our caring professionals at this time, will be remembered, and fairly rewarded, long after the current crisis is over.

"Listen carefully. The words are precious."

Listen here...

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Previous events

Jan20

An evening with Greg Harper

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Allan Fletcher Hall, South Farm Road, Worthing. BN147RX. West Sussex.

An evening concert with Greg Harper, joined by Paul Linale (guitar), Nigel Ratcliffe (keyboard), Manny Ogunniyi (percussion). Entry £10. To book your (unallocated) seats, please call 01903 219249, or email via the contact page of this site. Tea, coffee and homemade cake available during interval. Doors 7pm. In aid of: The Friends of Broadwater & Worthing Cemetery. Keeping memories and history alive. www.fbwc.co.uk

Nov1

Brunny Folk Club

Royal British Legion, West Borough, Wimborne Minster, Dorset

Sadly this concert has been postponed due to Covid19. We hope to rearrange it to a safer time for everyone, sometime in 2021.

Oct3

Lustleigh Village Hall

Lustleigh Village Hall, Lustleigh, Devon.

Charity concert in aid of Brain Tumour Research. With Nigel Ratcliffe (keyboard) & Chris Denman (bass). Tickets £10 available from 01363 772769 or in person from Lustleigh Dairy & Village shop.

Sadly this concert has been postponed due to Covid19. We hope to rearrange it to a safer time for everyone, sometime in 2021.

Feb8

Storytellers In Song

Clapham & Patching Village Hall, A280 Long Furlong, Clapham nr Worthing, West Sussex

Charity concert in aid of Compassion In World Farming. With Nigel Ratcliffe (keyboard), Paul Linale (guitar) & Sarah Stirling (vocals). Tickets £10 from 01903 219249

Jan15

Willows Folk Club

Arundel FC Clubhouse, Mill Road, Arundel

With Nigel Ratcliffe (keyboard) & Chris Denman (bass). Entry £5 on the door.

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