Music Man John Barton with podcast host Yang-May Ooi - Creative Conversations

In the second episode of our three part mini-series recorded in Westward Ho! in North Devon, the “Music Man” John Barton talks with Creative Conversations host Yang-May Ooi about a lifetime of music and song. 

John aged 8

John Barton on Sand, Sea and Song CCV0204 (Westward Ho! mini-series) ¦ Creative Conversations [podcast]

The Westward Ho! and North Devon area is not just a place for kitesurfing and beautiful long walks in nature but also a hive of musical activity. There are live bands playing almost every night in a range of pubs and other venues in the local area.

Today, our Creative Conversation is with a man whose life has been defined by song and music – and who is the “go to” guy for anything you’ve ever wanted to know about the music scene in the North Devon area, John “the Music Man” Barton.

John “the Music Man” Barton

Listen to my  Creative Conversation with John Barton

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Links to some of the things we talked about

Westward Ho! Music Community Group on Facebook

WHAAM night at The Pier House 2017

John Barton on Twitter

Westward Ho


John at the first WHAAM Concert 2016 – Presentation of the Charity cheque in aid of the RNLI Lifeboat Station Appledore at The Champ, Appledore

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Performers at a music event at The Pier House, Westward Ho!

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from John Barton’s personal album and Facebook page


Southern Jam Nights by Neil Cross

~ via Storyblocks Audio Standard Licence

Music Man John Barton with podcast host Yang-May Ooi - Creative Conversations

Music Man John Barton recording the Creative Conversations podcast with host Yang-May Ooi at the Waterfront Inn


Creative Conversations is a podcast where we here from real people about creativity in their life and work. It is part of the Tiger Spirit family of creative content, conceived and presented by multimedia author Yang-May Ooi.

Author: Yang-May Ooi

Yang-May Ooi is a writer & podcaster. Her creative work includes The Flame Tree and Mindgame (novels), Bound Feet Blues (theatre & family memoir), The Anxiety Advantage and Creative Conversations (podcasts). ¦

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