New album The Hills of Arran

My sixth album The Hills of Arran is now available for order.  You can listen to the songs, order the CD or download the tracks. The CD costs £7 (plus postage) while the album download is £6 (plus VAT in the EU). People who have already had a chance to listen have said ‘the new album is superb’, ‘beautiful and impressively varied in genre and production style’, ‘the more I hear the songs the more enjoyable they are’ and ‘hauntingly beautiful’. A critic from Rock Society has said:

‘The evocative and delicate acoustic performances are a delightful and blessed relief from the current trend for over-produced, overloaded layers of music. A breath of fresh, mellow and unpretentious folk air.’

Here is the video for the title track, featuring Tara Westover on vocals and Myke Clifford on wooden flutes.

Cambridge News ran a feature about one of the songs, White crosses. Last week I played some of the songs live on the second half of Cambridge 105’s Strummers and Dreamers show. We launched the album at CB2 in Cambridge on Saturday December 5th.

The album was co-produced by Rhys Wilson, who also plays piano and additional guitars. It features Tara Westover on vocals, Dawn Lombe on accordion and Brian Harvey on bass. Myke Clifford plays wooden flutes on the title track. The full track listing is:

1   The Hills of Arran
2   Andalucia
3   Chasing shadows
4   Replacement valve
5   White crosses
6   Remember me?
7   Beautiful people
8   Ashes and rust
9   Santa Maria
10 Muddling through
11 Heroes of the floes
12 The lives of others

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