10th September 2017
Many thanks to Stu Who? and Steven Clark for a great benefit show at Dram last night. Thanks to the audience's generosity, we raised £400 for The Re-Tune project.
20th November 2017
I've started to record a new album of songs - to be called 'It Takes All Kinds'.
I'm working with Patrick Bullen who is not only an extremely accomplished musician, but also an inspiration and a great sound engineer. So far, we've got the bones of four tracks down and fairly clear ideas about the rest.
The songs included are . . .
It Takes All Kinds, title track, which is a reflection on social media during campagns about issues like referenda.
Duncan And Brady. This is based on real events and provides insights into a distant place and time. I've arranged a traditional song and created additional verses to get closer to the truth.
Attitudes Of Men. When the disaffected and oppressed become imprisoned in our peripheral vision.
Little Posh Kids. 99.5% of all politicians give the rest a bad name. The colour is mostly irrelevant.
The Badger And The Cow. Based on a real event shared with me some forty years ago.
Chernobyl (Fukushima). Dating back to 1986, I have extended the song in light of more recent events.
God In A Petrol Station. This was inspired by a friend being stood up on a date.
Castles By The Shore. The body of Aylan Alkurdi, a three year old Syrian child was washed up on a Turkish beach in September 2015. That's not what beaches are for.
The Gathering. Picking on minorities is easy - until they join hands together. This is also a song I have updated in recent times.
Bowling Green Massacre. First it's exaggeration, then it's lies, when they become propoganda things quickly turn into 'alternative truth'.
1st December 2017
That's it, all lyrics for current albums now available, just click on the albums and scroll down to find.
26th January 2018 at 8pm
Partick Folk Club
St. Peter's CHurch Hall
66 Chancellor Street
Partick, G11 5PS
Guests - THE RACHEL HAMER BAND
28th January 2018 at 2pm to 5pm
SAW Acoustic Music
Town Hall, Castle,
New Cumnock, Ayrshire
I'll be on for about 45 minutes, celebrating interesting nuances of Burns' influence in contemporary folk music.
20th March 2018 at 8pm
Quarter Acoustic Music Club
Quarter Booling Club
20th May 2018 at 8pm
The Wee Folk Club
The Royal Oak,
1 Infirmary St
16th June at 2pm to 11:30 pm
West End Festival Show with guests
20th June at 8pm
Aberdeen Folk Club
The Blue Lamp