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Who Was The Poor Girl from Dublin?

November 18, 2018

This is the story of a collaborative songwriting effort over the last six months or so between Gerry Callaghan and myself. The result was a … Read moreWho Was The Poor Girl from Dublin?

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The banks of the river Doon

Ye Banks And Braes – Robert Burns in John Martyn style (live)

November 9, 2018

UPDATED 09/11/2018 Following my post about ¬†John Martyn I was thinking about where I’d used his guitar style most, and it was probably this Robert … Read moreYe Banks And Braes – Robert Burns in John Martyn style (live)

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Famous Blue Raincoat – a Cohen cover

October 29, 2018

I just came across this recording of Leonard Cohen’s Famous Blue Raincoat from a music night at the Roxy Art House way back in 2005.¬† … Read moreFamous Blue Raincoat – a Cohen cover

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Screen shot from Reaper software

How I demo a new song

October 19, 2018

This post contains two videos showing how I build up a demo of a new song in the recording software Reaper. A lot of songwriters … Read moreHow I demo a new song

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Norman Lamont performing at The Village, Leith, Edinburgh

Two new songs – one simple and one elaborate

October 11, 2018

Two new songs taken from different ‘streams’ of music I make – highly arranged stuff and simple acoustic stuff. If I Could Be With You … Read moreTwo new songs – one simple and one elaborate

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