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The first stint of the Autumn tour is done and it’s honestly been amazing. Thanks to everyone who came out and to all the venues who stuck their necks out to let me play, we started in Scotland, headed to the south coast and then back up north. I feel like a yoyo! The last […]

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Radio, Gig-Gig

It’s been a busy couple of weeks so I’m just checking in with an update. The autumn tour is well and truly under way with a bunch of really rather splendid gigs. Having forayed (is that the word?) into Scotland for a couple of cracking nights, I was then down in the West Midlands for […]

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Iknew Youknew

IKnow YouKnow by GoldsmithsIn 1999 a few of us got together and formed Goldsmiths. It was a band, an event, a bit of an experiment. We were pretty green when it came to gigging, recording. The first gig we had was at the Flanker and Firkin in Coventry and for an encore we had to […]

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Free Music and a Tour – The latest Mailout

What A Summer! Hello, and yes, what a summer! Thanks for joining me at various festivals and gigs and for the support for all the new music I’ve been trying out. Before you go any further, here’s a song for you to download for free! Row On, Row On via Soundcloud I hope you like it. I’ve […]

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Row On, Row On

Had a great time back at Warwick Folk Festival this year with two gigs and a spot in the Sunday morning festival service (read more here). On Friday night I was playing in the Living Traditions venue which I really like. It’s a small unplugged gig, pretty intimate and close up with the audience which […]

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Warwick Folk Civic Church Service

As part of the Warwick Folk Festival Civic Service, The Revd Vaughan Roberts preached a sermon based on Rob’s song, Wild Horses. Here’s the sermon preached at St Mary’s Warwick for the Folk Festival Service, Sunday  2018 Exodus 24: 3-10; Mark 4: 35-41 In a moment Rob Halligan’s going to sing us his song ‘Wild Horses’ […]

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Spring Tour 2019

We All Write The Songs – Spring Tour 2019 One of the songs from the latest album is Love Is Bigger, which has been something of a mantra for Rob since losing is father in the events of September 11th 2001. His latest album, “We All Write The Songs” continues that journey and explores in […]

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Honestly

Recently Sam Hailes interviewed Aaron Keyes on Premier Radio. You can listen to it here. It was good. I will hold my hand up now and confess to some kind of phobia when it comes to ‘industry’ worship leaders. Rightly of wrongly I don’t usually give them the time some of them probably deserve. I […]

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A Song Writing Lesson

I’m sat here listening to Keith Green. I used to listen to Keith Green all the time, I knew the words to every song and I’d play the tapes in my truck all day as I made my deliveries to health food shops around the country. Listening takes me back to those pre-CD days where […]

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A Toe In The Folk Club Door

I think it was Billy Bragg who once said he had a toe in the Folk Club door. I remember sitting in my bedsit as a teenager listening to “Life’s a Riot with Spy vs Spy” thinking it must be cool to be a one man clash, to be able to hold an audience just […]

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