i have new release for you ‘sea star’ a handful of songs from 2010 ~ 2013
there was a recurring experience of loss over this period, and a growing affinity with the sea at night.
like much of my music, the songs are somewhat spontaneous and track five and seven were entirely improvised.
i recorded ocean sounds inside a sea cave (with response from voice and flute) . . . these sounds are a preview of a larger project i have been working on which i hope to share with you next year.
i recorded the rest at home on my old piano, blue guitar and borrowed ukulele.
listen and navigate waves of loss by the light of the sea star,
photograph by danielle madsen
the faeries are out on 1st may and so is my second album
‘LOST AND FOUND‘
a nine song story available on cd and download
like my debut ‘sweetcorn‘ i self-produced ‘lost and found‘ at home:
download from BANDCAMP (player above)
and receive a rainbow cd tied with a gold ribbon
or click here to buy from iTUNES or AMAZON
the songs are from 2006 ~ 2010:
the first one when i met my love and the last one when we married
i make songs on impulse and they can seem random so when i realised these songs were connected i put them together as one record.
needing specific string sounds, i asked four musical friends to join me:
tom hughes on cello , úna monaghan on harp , angie o’reilly on violin and rohan armstrong on double bass
self-producing ‘lost and found’ taught me a lot ~ it is a document of my skills at the time and an insight into my experience of love / self sacrifice
we have performed it live in the menagerie for belfast music week, and in the lyric theatre for the bounce arts festival
thank you to the arts council of northern ireland who supported the project with an arts and disability ireland award.
out with the old and in with the new year
HELLO WEB and good bye 2014
a wonder ful year for my songs and i
but now to forget it all and make new music in new ways
~ out with the old and in with the new ear
you are most welcome to leaf through pages of this web site ( from the menu ) it took me ages
and there is news coming soon