28th June 2020
Bard Company have released a new 64 page book of poetry, comedy, satire, images and articles entitled ' Bard Company's Little Read Book'. Details are on the SHOP page


20th May 2020

The Wigan Write Out Loud open mic poetry night has moved online - with Ian hosting the event. For more information please check the GIG GUIDE


24th April 2020

I am continuing to undertake some on-line guest spots via Facebook. The next one will be on Sunday 26th July as part of the Bradford Fringe Festival - 'Poetry's Not Fucking Boring'. I will be looking to add more dates until Live Performances recommence - so please keep checking the gig guide for instructions on how to join these events




I intend to review gigs on a fortnightly basis – and take decisions on whether to play or pull out based on current Government guidelines at the time. Gigs may also be pulled by the venues - so please keep checking the GIG GUIDE.

20th March 2020
Due to venue closures because of Covid-19, Bard Company have had to postpone all dates on their 'Raising The Standards' tour until further notice. We are awaiting available dates to reschedule the gig at the Tudor House in Wigan, the Otley Labour Rooms and the Red Shed in Wakefield. The cancelled dates at the Northern Green Gathering and Wigan Diggers Festival have been rescheduled for 2021 with the same acts - so Bard Company should be on the bill at both these events next year.

18th March 2020
Regrettably I've had to cancel the open mic poetry sessions that I run ('Write Out Loud', Wigan and 'Getting Gobby In The Lobby', Wakefield) until further notice - due to the Covid-19 lockdown. I am keeping in touch with the venues and will restart the events once the current Covid-19 situation improves - until then, please 'LIKE' the individual pages to get further updates.


7th February 2020
Ian will be the host of a new poetry/comedy open mic night called GETTING GOBBY IN THE LOBBY at Lobby 1867 in Wakefield. It takes place on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from February 12th


11th November 2019

New BARD COMPANY album was released on November 11th 2019. Titled 'Raising The Standards' - the boys have written all but one of the 11 tracks in collaboration with John Kettle (Merry Hell) - which pay homage to Socialist heroes as well as criticising misuse of power and the rise of Fascism. See the SHOP for more details.

3rd May 2019

Bard Company appeared on the 'Funny Peculiar' podcast (Issue 48 - with interviewer Jeff Downs) discussing how they started up and their influences and plans for the future - take a listen on the MUSIC & VIDEO PAGE


15th March 2019

New 110 page book of poetry launched entitled 'There Are No Angels Here'


5th March 2019

Ian will be the new host of the monthly Write Out Loud open mic poetry event at The Old Courts in Wigan - held on the second Thursday of each month

1st January 2019

BLACK & WHITE & READ ALL OVER - New 44 Track spoken word/Poetry album launched

28th September 2018


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