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Social Media

I am fairly active on Facebook and I also have accounts at Twitter, Instagram, Linked In, Google+ and YouTube.

I usually log in to facebook most days, so that can be a good place to find me.

Most of my own posts will be promoting Poppy Folk Club or Bang On The Wall Band events.

I only use twitter occasionally, generally just promoting folk club and band gigs again. I really should probably do more.

I have a page on Google+ and on Linked In, but have never really properly used these.


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Facebook
I usually log in most days, so that can be a good place to find me. If you contact me through messenger and don't get a response, try email.
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Twitter
I use twitter a bit, mostly to advertise Bang On The Wall Band and Poppy Folk Club gigs. I should probably use it more.
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Instagram
Instagram is an online photo sharing system.
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Linked In
Linked In is a networking tool similar to facebook but aimed more at business users.
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Google+
Google+ is google's attempt at a facebook-like social media site. Lots of people have set-up pages in the belief that it may help their rankings in the Google search engine, but few people seem to actually use it as a networking tool, and it seems unlikely to be replacing facebook or twitter any time soon.
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YouTube
I often upload videos that I have taken at Bang On The Wall Band and Poppy Folk Club gigs.
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Poppy Folk Club
The Poppy Folk Club meets once a month at the Poppy and Pint in the Lady Bay Area of West Bridgford, Nottingham. We have a nice big room upstairs at the pub. Generally we alternate each month between a songs and music session and a concert night where we have a guest artist to perform, followed by a singaround for anyone wanting to stay afterwards to sing or play.
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The Bang On The Wall Band
The Bang On The Wall Band is a barn dance and ceilidh band based in the East Midlands. Martin Wildig and I formed the band in 1997 after the previous band (The ACME Dance Company) that we both played in folded. The band works with a number of different dance callers. Our main regular caller is Laz Gilbert, or I sometimes call the dances myself.
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Music and Dance
I have been playing percussion in a barn dance and ceilidh band for over 20 years. I also now work as a dance caller, sometimes with my own band, but also with other bands. I am involved with running a folk club and regularly attend a number of other clubs, singarounds and music sessions. I dance with a number of Morris sides, and have held the roles of squire, bagman and foreman. I have run workshops in Morris and folk dance, both for complete beginners and for experienced dancers.
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Software and IT
I have worked all my adult life as a computer programmer / software engineer. I am currently working part time as Software and IT manager for Lacerta Technology Ltd as well as doing bespoke programming work and website design for private clients.
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