Welcome to the website of the Sheffield based folk musician Patrick Rose, winner of the John Birmingham Cup Song Writing Competition 2015
A self taught singer, whose guitar playing has been described as "soothing" and music called "Yorkshire bred if not Yorkshire born". He is well known on the Sheffield scene for his songwriting and ceilidh calling.
Barriers To Entry
The internet is a silly place. This is a known fact. An even sillier
Making A Successful Ceilidh
I've been calling ceilidhs for events semi-regularly now for the past 4 years. I'm a big fan of calling ceilidhs, especially with a band with a great set of tunes. At it's best there's a good collection of dancers, the room is full of people smiling and laughing and I'm feel like I'm doing barely any work.
In my 'other' life, I'm a web developer. This site was built by me on top of Laravel, with a design template that I found that I liked. I realised I've not been making a lot of little projects for the past year, so I've been working on little tiny projects on the side. The latest is mpuz.js.
John Birmingham Cup Final
It's been a hectic few months for me. I've recently moved house, and just afterwards my sister decided to get married. This was followed by another wedding the week afterwards thanks to a friend at university. On the plus side, I did manage to sneak a quick day in Whitby for the John Birmingham Cup Final. If you've been keeping up with this blog, you'll have seen the post I made about getting into the final after winning the heat at the Sheffield Sessions Festival.