from C.G. Law: “It is with the deepest bewilderment and frustration that we are compelled to announce: USCIS HAS IMPLEMENTED A FEE INCREASE FOR VISA PETITIONS On Friday, October 21, the US Department of Homeland Security announced that it has approved the request of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to increase the fee for US visa petitions from $325 to $460. The new fee is scheduled to be officially published in the Federal Register on Monday, October 24, 2016 and will be effective 60 days later. This means that: Effective December 24, 2016 the filing fee for all I-129 Petitions for O and P visas will be $460 Page decor and text dividers Any petitions received after December 24, 2016 that do not include a filing fee of $460 will be rejected! (Merry Christmas from our friends at USCIS!)”

“Bird’s Nest” The Fretless

The release of the BIRD’S NEST will take place at the world famous Cologne Philharmonic Orchestra Hall, Kölner Philharmonie, October 3, 2016. It is fitting that this release will take place in a world-class venue synonymous with presenting classical music and cross-genre music styles, two worlds The Fretless aims to bring closer together.

Jez Lowe 

Jez Lowe and Kate Bramley concert
Jez Lowe and Kate Bramley concert

A double nomination in the 2015 BBC Folk Awards – for best singer and best new song – was a timely reminder of Jez Lowe’s standing in the folk and acoustic music scene. Not only he is one of the busiest live performers in the country, but his songs are among the most widely sung by other performers, whether by long-established acts like Fairport Convention, The Dubliners and Bob Fox, or by the new breed of stars like The Unthanks, The Young Uns and The Duhks.