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 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 angry and sometimes they're fun. Radical politics, comments on injustice, and satire regularly feature in performances and some recordings.

 

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.