Quick round up of news of projects from Seth’s extended family, band members and former support acts. If I’ve missed anything or anyone out, leave a comment.

Sister-in-law Cara Dillon has a new album out, Hill of Thieves, which features Seth on vocals, tenor guitar and fiddle on the track ‘Spencer the Rover’.
More in the Hill of Thieves post »

Long-standing bassist Ben Nicholls has a new single out, ‘Smart ones almost always lose’, with his one-man-band Dennis Hopper Choppers. You can catch the track on MySpace and hear Ben live in session on Q Radio TODAY Thursday, 29 Jan, from 7pm.
DHC website
| MySpace.

Former percussionist Cormac Byrne‘s Uiscedwr Big Band recorded their first live album, Naked and Dangerous, at the Banbury Folk Festival in late 2008. Due out officially sometime soon you can get your hands on a pre-release copy via the Uiscedwr website.

Of the support acts, Baskery, hugely popular on 2008’s Autum tour, have their first album out Fall Among Thieves. They are touring the UK until Feb 14th and you can catch a video of their performance at the 2009 Celtic Connections festival on the BBC website.
Baskery website
| MySpace

Ruarri Joseph appeared on Dermot O’Leary’s radio show the other week and you can listen to the session via Ruarri’s website. He has a handful of gigs coming up including the launch of his first second album at the Princess Pavillions in Falmouth on Feb 6th and The Fly in London on Feb 9th. The album, Both Sides of the Coin, is officially released on 2nd March 2009.
Ruarri’s website | MySpace

Teddy Thompson is finishing off his headlining UK tour which runs until 12 Feb.
Teddy Thompson website
| MySpace

(How come everyone’s touring except Seth? – ed)

Carus Thompson (no relation) will be over in Europe in February playing a number of dates in Germany, as well as a couple in Austria and Denmark, before hitting a bunch of smaller UK venues in March (see what I mean?). The tour coincides with the release of his new solo studio album, Creature of Habit.
Carus website
| MySpace

Finally drummer Andy Tween, who missed a number of dates on the Autumn 08 tour due to a damaged wrist, is still not fully recovered and has be told to hold off the drumming for a good few months yet. Simon Lea, who stood in for Andy on the Autumn tour, was on drumming duty again at the Brook in Southampton on Jan 18th.

If I’ve missed anything or anyone out, leave a comment.