song writing

Gratefulness, Changes, and New Memories

If you visit any self-help or mindfulness sites one of the practices they all seem to recommend is to spend some time each day thinking about the things in your life for which you are grateful. I know how lucky I am. I have a roof over

By | 2016-11-08T11:38:58+00:00 November 8th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |14 Comments

Y Mabinogi – The Verve, Sawing, the Awen, and Autumn

Time for an update on the new album. The first words were written in May when me and Cerri travelled to Wales and hired a beautiful cottage. I wrote of the experience here and during that week the Awen flowed freely as words fell onto the page.

The Story of Tales from the Crow Man

Ok, I apologise. I was looking through some of my old blog posts looking to write a few more Story of the Song posts when I saw that I had also started a Story of the Album series, got up to The Cauldron Born back in 2014,

By | 2016-10-14T11:00:13+00:00 August 23rd, 2016|Categories: music, Story of the Song|Tags: , , , , , , |7 Comments

Y Mabinogi – Just Listen!

In May Cerri and I went on a working holiday to Wales and immersed ourselves in the land from which the tales of the Mabinogion grew. I wrote about the trip in a couple of blog posts just after: Here and Here During that time I wrote the

Apple Music is coming

I don't often talk about the 'business' side of music, but today is different. I've always used Apple computers. I remember sitting in front of my Apple Power PC (just a grey box like all of the other grey boxes, I could just find my way around

New Lyric – Iron from Stone

Scarborough Faire is an amazing song. Such a wonderful melody and lyric that tells of all of the impossible tasks a human woman would need to achieve to be with a man from Elfland. But I began to wonder... These wonderful folk songs have been left us

The Story of The Cauldron Born

The journey from Spirit of Albion to The Cauldron Born was an intense one. People often talk of the difficult third album, but my third album was made up of new songs, and re-recordings of songs I had written in the late 1990s, so it wasn't that difficult

The Story of Spirit of Albion – 2006

It would be impossible and wrong to write about my album Spirit of Albion and not include my band from the late 90s Spiral Castle. I wrote my first Pagan song, Tomb of the King, after attending a Druid ritual at the Newbury bypass demonstrations. I tell

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