Back from Spring Harvest

Just back from Minehead Spring Harvest having done the premiere of the ‘Glorie Days’ concert.

Being the first time it had been performed I was a little apprehensive especially seeing quite a few older children sitting in the packed audience as they were far too young to know any of my old songsI

But hey, I need not have worried because it was a brilliant time and lots of the children (and adults) came up to me afterwards and told me how much they had enjoyed the songs and stories.

That being the case, I’ve decided to tour with this concert as well. Who knows maybe God will use these old songs to bring about something new to todays generation of children. I’m hoping so!

Remember…wherever you live…

I am available to visit your Church and do any of the following

1) Perform the ‘Glorie Days’ acoustic concert (suitable for older children and adults)
This is when I sing and play some of the favourite songs from the past and tell some amazing stories of my time leading children’s meetings during the 25 years of the “Glorie Company’. An inspiring yet fun sing-a-long concert!

2) Perform the ‘Sting in the Tale’ acoustic concert (suitable for adults) A night of stories. The evening is made up of my story songs and in between them I give a bit of my own crazy life story! A great fun, gently evangelistic concert.

And of course I’m still available for
All Age Services
Praise Parties (Ideal for children of all ages)
Seminars
Teaching Days
Or anything else that you think I may be able to do!

For more details and booking information e mail


Off to Minehead

Just finished sorting out the final details for tonights after hours concert at spring harvest Minehead.

It’s gonna be all about the ‘Glorie Days’ and include 18 of my most popular songs during that era and some of the most exciting true stories about God using children that you are likely to hear!

After doing the Glorie Company for over 25 years I really could have done with at least a year…not an hour to retell them!


‘Sting’ Lincolnshire Tour Confirmed

The ‘Sting in the Tale’ mini concert tour of Lincolnshire in July has now been confirmed.

July 5th Alive Church Lincoln 7.30pm start doors open at 7.00pm.

July 6th New Life Community Church Kirton near Boston 7.00pm start doors open at 6.30pm.

July 7th New Life Community Church Sleaford 7.30pm start doors open at 7.00pm.

For all these 3 venues Ish’s friend Alan Hoare will be accompanying him on bass and the admission charge for each concert is £5.00 payable at the door.

Ish is still available to do a concert on Tuesday July 4th and Saturday July 8th between London and Lincoln on his journey up and back. If interested please e mail him at ishmael@ishmael.org.uk and the local Churches only have to pay £50 towards his travelling expenses.


Busy weekend approaching!

 
 
Today I will be giving 4 short talks plus playing some music for St Peter’s Church Wisborough Green’s Quiet Day which will be held in the Bishops Palace in Chichester.
 
I know what you are thinking…Ish…quiet day?..A contradiction in terms…and you are probably right!
 
For me it will be more of self control day!
 
Then tomorrow evening I will be giving testimony on ‘when the road is rough and steep’ also incorporating a few songs at St Pancras Church again here in Chichester.
 
So a great weekend to look forward too!
 
I love the variety of my ministry, it’s so full of contrasts!
 
Praise Parties. Quiet Days. After meal speeches. Sting in the Tale concerts. Giving talks in evangelical charismatic churches and preaching sermons and deaconing at an Anglo Catholic Cathedral!
 
I think I get the the best of ALL worlds…and I love it all…Thank you Lord!

On the road again…Yippee!

As I mentioned earlier, I love it when the unexpected happens.

Initially I was looking to perform one ‘Sting’ gig on my way up to Blackpool on May 6th.

The one night stand has now turned into a three night mini Midlands tour…yippee!
I so love the opportunity of visiting different Churches, making new friends and of course doing these concerts!

The itinerary is as follows and if you live anywhere near any of these Venues, please do pop along and join in the fun!

May 3rd St Judes Church Wolverhampton
May 4th St Matthews Church Walsall
May 5th Earl Shilton Baptist Church Leicestershire
And then
May 6-7th Victoria Community Church Blackpool

I’ve also been approached by Churches in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire and am thinking of planning another mini tour around that area during the week leading up to the weekend of July 8/9th.

Do let me know if your Church may be interested in hosting a “Sting in the Tale’ concert on one of the nights during that week and I will send you more details.