Jack Lawrence Richard Plank & Alan Ward

The Cornish Bluegrass Festival 2017

The Cornish Bluegrass Festival 2017


The Green Note, London



Between August 31st & September 18th 2017, musical partner and friend of the legendary Doc Watson, Jack Lawrence, toured around the UK.

After previous tours in 2010 & 2013 with Richard Plank, this time they were joined by their friend, mandolin and fiddle player, Alan Ward.

Sat 2nd Sept.  Didmarton Bluegrass Festival. Kemble, Gloucestershire (afternoon performance)
Sun 3rd Sept. The Bell Inn, Bath (lunchtime performance)
Mon 4th Sept. The Village. Brighton
Tue 5th Sept.  Dartford Folk Club. Dartford, Kent
Wed 6th Sept.  The Three Horseshoes. Towersey, Oxfordshire (Musically Monstrous Promotions)
Sat 9th Sept.  Naseby Village Hall. Northamptonshire (Battlefield Bluegrass Promotions)
Tue 12th Sept.  Hoy at Anchor Folk Club. Wescliff on Sea, Essex
Wed 13th Sept. The Green Note. Camden, London
Thurs 14th Sept.  Zennor Village Hall. Cornwall (St.Ives September Festival)
Fri 15th Sept.  Cornish Bluegrass Festival. Newquay, Cornwall
Sat 16th Sept.  Cornish Bluegrass Festival. Newquay, Cornwall
Sun 17th Sept.  Cornish Bluegrass Festival.  Newquay, Cornwall




“It’s just what we do”

Richard Plank, Guy Charles and Alan Ward


The new CD “Buck Dancer’s Choice” is now available. Contact us for copies at £12.

Featuring: Richard Plank (lead guitar & lead vocals), Alan Ward (mandolin, fiddle & tenor vocals) with Guy Charles (back-up guitar (*) & vocals (**).

Track list: Goodbye sweet Liza Jane*. Buck dancer’s choice. Baby it must be love. Nobody’s business if I do. Sugar Hill ramble. Last train from Poor Valley. Dunno mate/Joe Conway’s. Dig a little deeper in the well. Rebecca. Otto Wood the bandit* **. Victory rag. I wish I’d stayed in the wagon yard. Stella Ireland & Lady Luck*. Flyin’ clouds/Lynchburg Town.

Recording: Guy Charles at Lower Alsia Farm, St.Buryan, Cornwall.
Production: Guy Charles, Richard Plank and Alan Ward.
Mastering: Josh Clark at Get Real Audio, Bath.
Design: Richard Plank.
Photography: Rob Jewell.

Sample Tracks:

Goodbye sweet Liza Jane

Buck dancer’s choice

Baby, it must be love

Stella Ireland and Lady Luck




Buy and download individual tracks

or the whole CD by clicking on the CD Baby logo












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