Song Writer - Musician - Singer
Hello, and thanks for visiting my website.
Most of what you'll find is related to my music with, occasionally, other odd bits and pieces brought in.
I've been an 'emerging artist', singing folk songs since the sixties and writing songs for a good few years. These days I mostly perform my own stuff along with a few arrangements of great songs I wish I had written.
I like to tell stories in songs. Sometimes the stories are sad, sometimes they're fun and sometimes they're angry. Radical politics, comments on injustice, and satire regularly feature in performances and some recordings.
If you'd like to invite me to play for you and share some songs - no audience too small, no venue too remote, house concert; club; festival; whatever - then go over to the contact page. Or you could call or text me at 07803549387. I also have a Facebook page here
All my recorded song lyrics are available and linked to each album, along with links to soundcloud for your listening pleasure. Here, below, are some videos . . .
West Coast Days →
Here's a song about one of my favourite bits of this planet - The Clyde Estuary with its coastline and islands.
Martin Forry filmed and produced this amazing video that works the magical spell of making me seem quite professional.
The Gathering →
From 2010, at Edinburgh Folk Club Carrying Stream Festival. A 'light hearted' anti-Fascist song. Thanks to Trish Santer for the filming.
Since this performance, the song has had additional lyrics and the new version is on my new album due out in Spring 2018.
Little Jimmy →
I don't know who wrote the words, I picked it up years ago from a pal, but I put a tune to it and arranged it a bit.
This performance was a benefit gig and my dear friend Steven Clark is ably accompanying my nonsense.
Thanks to Eoin Kinane for getting his phone out and capturing the moment.
The Attitudes of Men →
I felt I had to say something about the obscene 'austerity' policy of both the previous and present government. A studio version is on the album 'It Takes All Kinds'
No Passers-by →
A song written to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Kristalnacht. Performed acoustically at Dram in Glasgow, and captured on an iPhone. Thanks to Carole for filming and letting me use it.