John Harper has been singing and playing guitar in folk clubs, festivals, theatres, bars and just about anywhere else for over forty years. Based in the South Lakes and North Lancashire, he plays in many music venues in the area. He is also a regular performer at The Apothecary, one of the best places in Lancaster to listen to live music.

Ghosts of Winter
A song written for all those who struggle through the dark days of winter.

      Ghosts Of Winter


Sunday 21st May at 8.30pm – The Mortal Man, Troutbeck

Tuesday 23rd May at 8.00pm – Ye Olde John O’Gaunt, Lancaster

Thursday 25th May at 9.00pm – The Apothecary, Lancaster


The new 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’m looking forward to sharing it with you.

Arlo Guthrie

Someone posted a link to Arlo Guthrie’s Motorcycle Song on Facebook a while back – this prompted me to spend more time than is reasonable watching and listening to most of the songs by Arlo posted on You Tube. Anyway, I was reminded of a song from a long time ago called Darkest Hour that I’ve always loved but never got around to learning. Here it is…