Creative Kernow, based at Krowji, is the umbrella organisation for the following nine projects. Together we support the production, promotion and distribution of work by creative practitioners in Cornwall because we believe in creativity's transformative power and want more people to benefit from it.

Latest News

Mike Silver – New CD – Alchemy 50 Years in Song

Date posted: March 20, 2019

Alchemy – 50 Years in Song
Released 26th March on:
Folkstock Records FSR 54

I am delighted to announce the release of a special album celebrating fifty years recording and releasing my music.

Alchemy – 50 years in song is coming out on 26th March and there’s a celebration of the milestone with a showcase in London.  Tuesday 26th March is the date, Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell the place. Would be lovely to see you if you are able to come.

The cd is available now for pre-order and you can have to a little listen to the tracks which we released ahead of the album to give a taster via the pre-order link. The link is below. Here’s the lovely art, courtesy of Sam Horton. And there’s an 12 page lyric booklet too, with snippets from my life story!
During the last few weeks I have been getting some fantastic support from BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music as well as a number of their local stations, this has been a real boost!

I am still surprised by my own enthusiasm about playing and creating music. It is the more exciting to me than it was when I began recording in 1969 because back then, I had no idea at all what the future would bring, the amazing people I have become acquainted with, the fantastic friends I have made, and in witnessing the pleasure that folks have derived from my music. 50 years down the line it is still drawing me in! It’s been a wonderful exercise putting this album together from my considerable back catalogue and Cerys picking up “Oh Doctor” has really put a spring in my step.

Here’s a link to some of the introductions from radio shows, including Cerys Matthews kind words on Radio 2, BBC Introducing in Devon and Cornwall, Roger Williams’ A World of Difference and an interview with Genevieve Tudor on BBC Hereford and Worcester https://soundcloud.com/folkstock-records/sets/mike-silver-radio-interviews

I am very grateful to the large number of independent and community radio stations who have been so willing to welcome me and my music and include it in their broadcasts. These plays, interviews, reactions and the responses on social media have been remarkable. Times like these remind me that the years on the road have all been so much more than just ‘worth it’! They have been a true education and shown me the paths to search beyond horizons as well teaching me about myself and how I can develop my song-writing and rapport with you guys who have listened to me as I learned and always given me the benefit of the doubt. I could never have done this without your support.

I am looking forward to my launch gig very much and honoured to be sharing the concert with the wonderful Marina Florance. Marina will be playing the opening set.

Here’s a link to pre order the album https://folkstockrecords.bandcamp.com/album/mike-silver-alchemy

Here’s a link to book tickets http://www.folkonmonday.co.uk/mike-silver/

I am so proud of this album. I am indebted to Helen Meissner of Folkstock who has been the incredible and amazing driving force behind the whole project. Enjoy it with me!

If you’d like to find out more about this release, images of the CD booklet and track listings etc., check out the Latest News page when you visit my website : http://mikesilver.co.uk/