Musical saw workshops for Children at the “Just So Festival”
Musical saw workshop for Ramsbottom Festival
School Workshop for Year 8’s
A fantastic day of carrying out short 20 minute workshops for wonderful kids at All Saints College, Bradly Bar, Huddersfield.
Buxton Variety Concert for the NSPCC
An evening with a difference for Halloween featuring Andrew Hall a fantastic Magician from High Peak Magic Club, Spooky stories with Gordon Maclellan and myself at the Old Club House in Buxton.
Pannal Beer Festival
A small but very nice beer festival in a village called Pannal on the edge of Harrogate .
Golcar Brass Band Summer Concert
I am the Musical Director of a number of Brass Bands in Yorkshire and I was delighted to be able to play for one of my bands, The Golcar Brass Band in their Summer Concert commemorating the First World War.
Britain’s Got Talent 2014
I appeared on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent during 2014 in a Musical Saw Duet with Caroline Watsham. We called ourselves “Saws Crossed” and performed at the Lowry Theatre aty Salford.
Banbury Folk Festival & Just So Childrens festival
During last 2013 I ran two workshops, one at the Banbury Folk festival for 14 people in the Mill Arts Centre and the other at a Childrens festival in Cheshire where almost 400 children and adults came for lessons over the course of 2 days.
The Euro Sawchestra
In 2013 it was the celebration of the invention of stainless steel. There were many events going on as part of the celebrations, but it all finished off with an event that I put together called the Euro Sawchestra. I brought together some very talented saw players including Ken Bainbridge, Caroline Watsham, Andi Fitzner, Edgar Guerreiro, Thomas Tschernich, Henry Dagg, Hanquan Qiu and myself to play together. As well as performing as individuals we also played together in harmony.
TV Radio Appearances
As part of the publicity for the Sawchestra. I appeared on BBC radio stations in Sheffield and Leeds, Real Radio Yorkshire and I was also invited to teach Harry Gration of BBC’s Look North, how to play the musical saw for the Euro-Sawchestra.
Performer & Entertainer
I have performed in concerts, cabaret, conferences and old time music hall events in Leeds City Hall, Leeds Varieties, The Electric Theatre Barnsley, The Lantern Theatre Sheffield, Kelham Island Museum, Skipton Town Hall, The Royal Hall Harrogate, Harrogate Theatre, Buckden village hall, Buxton and Thurgoland Community Centre
With a small home recording studio have have done arrangements and recording sessions for bands such as Tenzer and Lymes in the UK. I have also done live sessions on stage accompanying Lymes in Hull. I have recorded a track for a US singer Holly Montgomery and recorded a track for Ian Kellet for a Bedlam Production documentary called American “B” side.
I have performed a variety of classical and light music at a warm hearted evening of fun with words and poems with the British poet, journalist, playwright and broadcaster from the BBC Radio 3 show “The Verb”, Mr Ian McMillan. It was at the Red Shed in Wakefield.
Mr Ian McMillan