It’s been a long time since I wrote a blog post, I used to love writing, I loved the feel of the words slipping from my hands onto the keyboard. I would imagine you laughing as you read them. That is one of my motivations; in my minds eye I see you laughing out loud [...]
There is so much to say about Scottish born Robin Williamson, it is difficult to know where to start, he is a multi-instrumentalist musician, singer, songwriter and storyteller, but if you ask me even that is an understatement! Robin Williamson is a prolific musician, and he went straight from school at 15 into being a [...]
Like a river Summer rushed away to the sea and was gone forever.
It is with great excitement that I announce the existence of my first solo EP, Woop Woop ! I think one is meant to call it a launch actually, but existence feels more accurate. I have spent many years as a musician filled with urges to have my own solo cd. There seems to be [...]
Also known as: the Butcher and the Chambermaid; The Copshawholme Butcher. This comical 19th Century Broadside ballad tells the story of an unpleasant butcher who takes advantage of a young maid working at an Inn. He pays her a sovereign to lay with him, and in the morning he tricks her out of the money; [...]
My dearest Sylvan, I hope that this letter finds you in the peak of good health, I am sorry that I have not been there for you lately; somehow I just haven’t been able to find the time. Even though we can measure many years together now I still know so little about you, I [...]
Be gone you Saucy Sailor lad, be gone you Jacky Tar!
This is one of the traditional songs that I love to sing; it is lively and exciting! Difficulty level: Intermediate. Overall I’d say this song would be hard for a beginner and is better suited to someone with a few years experience. The chords I have given below are the ones I use and are [...]
I find autumn heart stoppingly beautiful, I often marvel at the people who leave this green Isle at this time of year
I can see the colourful fields rolling out far across to the sea, spread like a bobbly green wonky patchwork quilt, it reminds me of childhood memories of Alice Through the Looking Glass...