A collection of random musings and musical meanderings

Music

Newborn – An Unexpected Journey

Newborn – An Unexpected Journey

I wrote Newborn about 15 years ago and recorded it with a few other tunes to be played when my wife was to give birth to our second child (my third). My son Zac was born in 2004 in May on a beautiful sunny day in […]

The March of the King of Laois – Uilleann Pipes on the EWI-USB

The March of the King of Laois – Uilleann Pipes on the EWI-USB

Impressive Uilleann Pipes Sample from Kontakt 5 March of the King of Laois, recorded using EWI-USB. The featured image above is of my Uilleann Pipes half-set, but they were faulty at the time of the recording.  So, I used my Akai EWI-USB and the Kontakt 5 sound […]

The Parting Glass – Instrumental Version

The Parting Glass – Instrumental Version

The Parting Glass  a traditional folk tune made popular by Ed Sheehan, though I much prefer Cara Dillon’s version – but then I’m a massive fan of Cara Dillon and Sam Lakeman. There’s also the famous version by Liam Clancy. My humble instrumental version is played on […]

I am Awake (Tá Mé ‘ Mo Shuí)

I am Awake (Tá Mé ‘ Mo Shuí)

I am Awake (Tá Mé ‘ Mo Shuí) is a beautiful song I first heard from the band Altan many years ago. It is a very simple traditional tune (the best ones are), that I used to busk on the streets of Chichester many, many […]


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