Emotional day in isolation

It's been an emotional day, having made the final decision to cancel the first of Sessions and Sail's voyages this year. April's trip in Shetland will not be going ahead.

I'm hoping everyone out there is doing OK in these…

SEX! And now that we've got your attention...

Dozens of birds are singing outside, and it feels a bit like spring -  there's blue skies at last, although I'm sure they're normally criss-crossed with contrails - I don't see any today.

This Corona virus is hitting almost every…

Big changes of plans - for all of us I guess.

Not quite the trip we'd planned... I was all set to head to Lisbon for a long weekend with my sister and brother. Train tickets all the way there to avoid flight shame!

But by 0400 on Thursday morning, en…

On the road with a guitar in 2020

2020 has been a challenging, and rewarding year so far! Weather - it never stops raining; life - it's hard to find time for all the recordng, study, gigs and composing I'm trying to fit in!

In January, Celtic Connections…

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Sessions and Sail begins!

After a busy winter preparing, I'm arriving in Orkney for this year's first Sessions and Sail trip! 

The weather is perfect - blue skies and a sailing breeze - and, apart from some stress watching the ship's much-delayed progress making…

November gigs in France,

These tracks lead home... from the delapidated station in Quievrain, Belgium, to Edinburgh via the Eurostar, Brussels and London.

I travelled down to south-west France on November 23rd to play a few gigs with Tildon Krautz. A mediatheque…

Sessions and Sail 2018

The Sessions and Sail project took place last week! The concept of a week sailing a tall-ship with a crew of musicians was a big experiment, but felt like a very successful one.

From the moment we sailed off…

Trump in the UK 

So Trump has arrived in the UK; he continues to spread his offensive views on immigrants and minorities, women and Muslims wherever he goes, reinforcing his opinions with all the power that his office gives him.

Meanwhile, hundreds of…

New website!

So my website is live! Thank you Bandzoogle... I'm impressed.

I've also spent the last 12 hours in howling wind and rain with the sailing ship 'Lady of Avenel' anchored in the bay at Tobermory. It's keeping me very busy…