songwriting

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

The Making of Sabbat – Iron from Stone

This is part of a series of videos where I’ll be talking about the inspiration behind the songs from my new album. In this video it’s all about the inspiration behind the  song Iron from Stone.   Other posts in this series Sabbat The Wicker Man Scarborough Faire

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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

The Story of Hills they are Hollow – 2003

I thought I’d do a series of blog posts that focussed on the creation of my albums. Each one has its own character, and reflects what was happening in my life at the time of their creation. The first of these told the story of Herne's Apprentice.

The Four Cornered Castle – Songbook Volume 2 – Pre-ordering now

I set myself two goals for 2014. To create and release my second songbook, and to write, record and release a new studio album by November. Well, I delighted to say that I am delivering on goal number one. The Four Cornered Castle - Damh the Bard

Following the Awen’s Flow

My problem is that I want to do everything. I want to write new songs, record new albums, tour in the UK and overseas, write Songbook 2, and also do all of the other Druidic activities we organise through the Order of Bards Ovates and Druids, and

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