Tom Kitching Launches New Book and Album About England's Waterways at Guildford Boathouse

Highly acclaimed fiddler and author to perform a special storytelling and music concert on the banks of the River Wey.
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Tom Kitching’s new book and album, Where There’s Brass, documents the six months he spent living in the London waterways community, making the long journey across England from Manchester on a traditional narrowboat built in 1937.

His writings, interwoven with a specially composed suite of music, tells the story of the contemporary London waterways; a floating slum at worst, a bohemian, alternative, vibrant community at best. It is a love letter to the waterways, and a rallying cry for what they can be in the future.

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This project builds on the success of his previous work, 'Seasons of Change', recounting his 18 months busking around England. In reviewing Seasons of Change, well-known Folk Show broadcaster Mike Harding said, "I'm devouring the book, not just reading it. The lad is one of the best fiddlers I've ever heard - he breathes life into the tunes. I didn't know he was also a very fine writer indeed."

The concert is organised by local promoter Folk Inspiration and will take place on 6 June at 7:30 at the Guildford Boathouse. Tickets available at