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Newborn Creatures - (Archive)

Hmmm. Well I am very sorry to have to say seemingly my album, ‘Newborn Creatures‘ will now not be released in its current incarnation. Lee Fletcher and Markus Reuter have decided to remove my songwords and my vocals and artwork and anything to do with me from the recording. I do not know what they intend to do with what is left, but they have stated that they intend to release my album without me in some form and at some point in the future.

Grey October Day digital single - (Archive)

Well now. It was a Grey October Day here this morning so it seems a good day to tell you that the song will be available as a digital single on iTunes on 31st October 2011. It can be pre-ordered from here.. there are four versions – the album track, the radio edit, and two remixed versions. Just for fun

Hancock Award - (Archive)

"Harpsong" won a Hancock Award for Best Original Song in 2010, and I was given the award at the bar at this year’s Fairport’s Cropredy Convention. It took that long because I haven’t done any live gigs where it could be presented. I was obviously really delighted to finally get my hands on it and accepted it on behalf of myself, Alistair Murphy and Tim Bowness who between us created the song

Classic Rock Presents Prog Interview and News… - (Archive)

Well the news is that hopefully Newborn Creatures will be released in June 2011… here’s a picture of the cover, the artwork has been created by Catherine Hyde and is fabulous

Partially co-written by Lee Fletcher who also produced and mixed the album and partially co-written by Markus Reuter  both of whom played on all the tracks, and with contributions by, amongst others, Steve Bingham, Alan Burton, Luca Calabrese, BJ Cole, and many brilliant others, (there’s a list on Lee’s website) it sounds gorgeous, - one cover of a Scott Walker Song and the rest self penned and co-written. I am really looking forward to sending it out into the world..

Update :18th FEBRUARY 2010 - (Archive)

2010!!! Good grief.. where did last year go?
Well I’ll tell you. 3 very special things happened.

The first was that my beautiful grand-daughter Freya was born in May..

The second thing was that I performed with Fairport at the Barbican in July. A sell-out concert based around the first five Fairport albums and part of the Witchseason Weekend Concerts. I had the wonderful task of introducing the first lineup with whom I sang and played autoharp on several songs, then bowed out gracefully as the lineups changed and sang from the other albums, culminating in a magnificent Meet On The Ledge..

Fragile ep songs now available on itunes - (Archive)

The ‘Fragile’ ep songs, recently released on vinyl, are now available on iTunes..

The songs are ‘Fragile’, ‘Waiting’ and ‘Sparkling’ all co-written with me and produced by Alistair Murphy and Tim Bowness, and with beautiful contributions  from Sand Snowman on ‘Fragile’ and ‘Sparkling’

I do hope you enjoy them