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John Harper has been singing and playing guitar in folk clubs, theatres, bars, at festivals and just about anywhere else for over forty years. Based mainly in the South Lakes and North Lancashire, he plays regularly in many of the music venues in the area.

What’s next?

Sunday 16th December at 8.30 pm - The Mortal Man, Troutbeck

See the gigs page for details of more performances.

Written by James Taylor
Performed by John Harper

In 1971 James Taylor released his album, Mud Slide Slim. One of the songs on the album was Soldiers. My version of the song is here and I dedicate it respectfully to all those who gave their lives for us in the first world war.

This extract from Laurence Binyon’s poem, The Fallen, still says it best.

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.”


My latest CD Hold On To Your Heart is available at all my gigs. You may also buy it from this website, just go to the Store page. I’m pleased with the look and sound of it and I look forward to sharing it with you.


Thanks to Barrie Marshall for the use of his photographs.