Emily Portman Recording
Getting stuck in to the new year with lots of music making. I'm just back from a fantastic week in Wales recording with Emily Portman and co. for her new album to be released this June. Andy Bell is producing and I'm really excited to hear the end result. The songs Emily has written are just beautiful. Here we are in the studio control room....Andy's dog Hudson was a calming influence during the week!
I've got a couple of gigs coming up at Celtic Connections in Glasgow this month. First I'll be meeting up with my Elizabethan Session pals and performing all the songs from the project with them at the Mitchell Theatre on Sunday the 18th January. You can purchase tickets here. The following Wednesday (the 21st), I'm very excited to be sharing a double bill with the fantastic Mike Vass. I love Mike's music, so I'm really looking forward to this one. I'll be on at 7.30pm with my trio and Mike will be performing his In the Wake of Neil Gunn piece in the second half. Tickets available here.
The Furrow Collective
The day after my trio gig at Celtic Connections I shall be heading off to Germany for some gigs with The Furrow Collective. You can find out more information on these gigs at our website.
Found at Sea on Radio 4
Found at Sea is a collection of poems by Andrew Greig. I was lucky enough to be involved in the play adapted by David Greig (no relation!) of Found at Sea at the Traverse theatre in Edinburgh a couple of years ago. I played all the music alongside two fantastic actors Tam Dean Burn and Lewis Howden. I met up with them again last year to record this special radio version, which was aired over the festive season. You can listen again here.
I have made some new videos with my lovely trio. Our cover of Jolene by Dolly Parton is already online and there will be another two launched this month. You can subscribe to my youtube channel here. Sandy Harris did a great job filming and editing and we recorded them at Mattie's fantastic studio MWAH. Here's Mattie and Lauren setting up to record.