Macmath – Coming Soon!

This month sees the culmination and performances of a project I've been dreaming about for the past ten years! Back in about 2014 I came across two beautiful handwritten books of songs in the National Trust for Scotland's Broughton House, Kirkcudbright. The books were made by … Read more »

SongTribe Launch

March sees the online launch of my new Edinburgh based choir SongTribe. Ros Gasson - fantastic photographer and well known Edinburgh fiddle player and teacher - and I are doing this as a joint venture. I'll lead the choir and do all the music and … Read more »

Recordings

If you've been in my shop recently you'll notice that Mel Ashby my site designer has been busy. And for my part I'm trying to get a recording of every song that's for sale available as a sound clip before you buy. It's a huge … Read more »

Macmath

Really enjoying this project that's coming together over the next few months with -  from the left -  Wendy Stewart, Emily Smith, Aaron Jones, Clare Mann, Jamie McClennan and Robyn Stapleton. We're 'singing back to life' an old collection of songs held at Broughton House, Kirkcudbright on … Read more »

Leading Workshops…

Over the past year or so I've had a bit a of a break from doing weekend singing workshops. One of the main reasons I needed to be at home more is a feeling of being disconnected to my community here in Dumfries and Galloway. … Read more »

New Year

Happy New Year everyone! And a round of applause for the outgoing old year. I've had some spectacularly wonderful singing moments and workshops this past year. Thank you to everyone who's supported my work, come to workshops or concerts, bought downloads and books. The grand plan for … Read more »

Scots Trad Awards

Hey everyone - I'm so chuffed!  The Big Song Relay project I worked on earlier this year has been nominated for a Scots Trad Music award in the Community Project of the year. Voting has to take place in the next 2 weeks. You can do it here  … Read more »

Here’s To All Our Common Wealth

Well - at last it's finished and launched! Here's to All Our Common Wealth is the song We're going to use for the Big Song Relay this summer in the run up to the Commonwealth Games. Phil Cunningham,  Findlay Napier and myself made up the … Read more »

Sing the New Year In

The time of Happy New Years is almost with us! In case you're looking for some lovely wintery songs to sing in the new year with friends, I've added a new category in my shop: Songs for New Year   These are all songs that celebrate … Read more »

May You See Diamonds

I've had a huge response to my song for Nick Prater and have now raised over  £500. It will be up on sale until 26th December at the special 'donation' price of £5 with all proceeds going to Nicks family. I think the number of … Read more »