Playing the Roli Seaboard With Rachel Sermanni‘s – ‘Breath Easy’
Fara – Where’s Neil set
‘Where’s Neil’ – The first tune in this set is one I wrote for my good pal and talented fiddle player, Neil Ewart, the title is inspired by a question a lot of people ask, including myself. It is followed by ‘Up Da Stroods’ – Shetland Trad and ‘The Man Who Shot the Windmill’ – Phil Cunningham
I was commissioned to write this piece celebrating the Scientist, James Clerk Maxwell for the CD ‘Music for Maxwell’. I really enjoyed learning more about the man himself and his accomplishments. I was asked to explore the abstract territory that Maxwell worked in – the territory of darkness and light and of abstract form.
I composed this tune for Uncle Willie’s 60th- so of course Blue Tack Man had to play it.
Sketchbook idea- of music and moving image.
Distil Showcase 2013- I wrote a piece called Airing for McFall’s Chamber Quintet and piano to play. I added piano mainly so I could play in their band 😀 We performed it at the March Distil Showcase.
Airing: to express an idea, an excursion in the open air or the act of supplying fresh air.
I like to think of this piece as a walk through a murky, gloomy forest and into a clearing. I Hope it gives you an airing too. Feel free to open your mouth and let out a yell. Get it out. Go on
Lumber Lions- commission by David Gray
Rachel Sermanni Band
Jim Jam Ceilidh Band
Wildings- album in the making!