In a couple of weeks time I'll be taking to the stage in Blaydon to the west of Newcastle, to share some of the songs from The Seam project alongside The Felling Brass and pupils from Prudhoe Community High School. The event is to mark the launch of a new initiative called The Land Of Oak & Iron. Stretching from Derwent Reservoir in the west to Blaydon in the east the project is all about conserving, enhancing and celebrating the area's rich natural, cultural and industrial heritage. You can learn much more about it all at the Land of Oak & Iron website . I hope that this will just be the beginning of an association with the work of the project. It runs for the next 3 years and is looking to make a lasting impact on the people and communities within it's boundaries. Come along to Blaydon on Sunday 10th July at 1pm to hear more and enjoy the music !