Welcome to Alstrys

The web pages for various interests 


 last update  20 July 2023



Notification that I have just published my first novel. The other book about Bradbury Lane, Hednesford< Staffordshire has now sold out though I do have plans to do an updated version.


The new book is called The Fengan Chronicles and written under my own name Alan Baker. Its available on Amazon as a hard back and paper bacl. There will be a Kindle version and later an Audio Book.


My interests are still mainly the same i.e. Blues and Folk music of all kinds with alittle Trad Jazz on the side. I have also got a very eclectic taste in othe genres too.


I dont know if anyone goes on this site but if they do I would love you to contact me and maybe give hints what subjects you would like to see on these pages.


Bye for now

Alan Baker


Areas of interest.


 Hednesford in Staffordshire

About Hednesford in Staffordshire where I was born


The Blog     

A grumpy old man type of blog so that I can let off a bit of steam now and then and hope I don't fall foul of the political correctness people who usual can’t see the wood for the trees.


 My Drawings     

I do a bit of sketching and drawing so I will put the occasional picture on display. It will be a bit of an ego thing really but some one might enjoy it.




 Folk music and Folk Singers     


  A page or two about Folk music, folk clubs and folk groups. The accent mainly on English folk but with the odd Scots Welsh or Irish thrown in.


Other Pages       


Additional pages will appear and disappear as I think of them or discard them.

As always I will be open to suggestions to improve the site as I go along



Please free to comment on any thing in this site that you feel causes offence. Most of my comments and criticism will be of the milder nature although I do get upset by politicians, Rich money grabbers, Bankers and the royals except the Queen.