New CD for 2021
My latest album “Landscapes” is now available, and features excellent musicians, 9 new songs and 3 songs given a new treatment, including the ever popular “Ewan MacColl and Me”. I am delighted to record sales of this CD recently reached £2,000. The sum raised has been handed over to Harrogate Hospital Community Charity to fund worthwhile projects for the hospital’s children ward
The following Youtube links are live recordings of some of my popular songs used in various virtual Folk Club Sessions during the pandemic restrictions
If you’d been at Woodstock
Ewan MacColl and Me
One block away
Alice only ever went to Blackpool

My new song “For The Children” about Nicholas Winton who organised the evacuation of nearly 800 Jewish children from Prague to the UK in 1938 can be heard by using this link:

Playing some of my favourite songs and singing live  on the Tony Haynes FAB show on Tempo FM was great fun.  You can catch up by visiting and searching for the FAB show on January 8th 2020

My song ‘A Shepherd’s Life’ from my new CD ‘Follow Me’, has attracted a lot of interest after James Rebanks, sheep farmer and author of  ‘The Shepherd’s Life’, the inspiration for the song, referenced it on Twitter. So, on my Songs page I have made a link for you to hear it.

My 5th Studio CD ‘Follow Me’ recorded at Melrose Yard Studios in York is now available! Ten self penned tracks with fine supporting musicians including: Rachel Wilson (violin), Angie Gordon (flute), Graeme Urwin (Keyboard), Iain Glover (Mandolin) Caroline Carfrae (Harmony vocals), and David Swann (vocals). This CD is available on major streaming platforms including Spotify and Apple music

On Nov 30th 2016 I provided support for the award winning Chris Wood at the National Centre for Early Music in York. A great experience to play for half an hour in such a wonderful venue in front of 140 people and listen to the outstanding talents of Chris Wood. On July 13th 2015 I performed live on Vale Radio and chatted to Tony Haynes about my music and my influences. I even composed an impromptu jingle for the show.You can hear the show on a podcast at:

My 4th studio CD “Storey’s in Song” is now available. For now you can obtain it from me in person or by requesting a copy through the contact page of my website. £5 plus £1 postage I have once again had the benefit of superb accompaniment support from Elaine Wallace (Fiddle), Angie Gordon (Flute), Graeme Urwin (Keyboard) and Sarah Dean (Harp and vocals).

A video of my fun song “Farewell Fish and Chips” produced by my brother Keith, is now on Youtube, and can be accessed from the link via the photos/videos page of this site. Other YouTube videos of my songs include: Requiem for a red box, Repatriation, and Time to go to work, son. The latter is based on photographs taken in the 1930s when my Grandfather, Joseph Jones was Mayor of Barnsley, Yorkshire. As president of the NUM he campaigned tirelessly to improve miners pay and conditions.

“One block away” is now on my Songs page, based on the true story of a family who witnessed the horror of 9/11 and have now rebuilt their lives in France. Read the full story using the Domaine Treloar link below



"John has developed into a master of the craft of songwriting. His lyrics have depth and meaning, are well constructed, thoughtful and have that all-too-often forgotten knack of being catchy and memorable. A real storyteller in the Harvey Andrews mould" ...Stan Graham
"Another notable talent...hauntingly memorable....melodic guitar accompaniment" Folk Roundabout  
"You write such great songs..." David Swann.  
"I really did enjoy your work..." John Munro.  
"One man and his guitar.John's choice of topics during his completely self penned set were highly original and captivated me by their uniqueness-where else have I heard a lament to the red telephone box?" ... York Free Press
Keep up the great work you are doing with the song writing..." Martyn Wyndham-Read.  
"Look forward to the next collection of gems...Album sounds bloomin' brilliant"...Sarah Dean