There's snow time like the present, and nothing like a song written especially for you to warm the soul... Special Siberian Winter offer... write to me at email@example.com
Love this bootleg from Mark Lanegan's Ding Dong Lounge show. His guitar / vocal versions of his songs are the best...
An actual review in an actual newspaper! And a very sensitive one, too! Thanks Sarah at The Orcadian for writing about my Kirkwall show last week at Wrigley and The Reel (in association with the Orkney Arts Society and the Touring Network). 'He took us by the hand and led us far away into the canyons of his mind...'
Day two of my short tour in the Highlands and Islands. A workshop at the brilliant Stromness Academy, then a catch up with my favourite Orcadian Tom Muir who agreed to join me onstage to tell a story, which he did, and mighty fine it was. The evening at The Wrigley and the Reel in Kirkwall was one of my touring highlights, so full of friends old and new. Orkney is a special and emotional place for me, and I was made to feel so welcome. The mystical islands took over for the evening, I just listened and let them sing through me. Colour photos below by Tsz-man Chan, b&w photo by Tomasshootsfilms. After a wee dram and a couple of hours of sleep I boarded the ferry for Scrabster... and took a dawn picture of The Islands disappearing from view. Thank you, Orkney, hope to see you again soon.
Day one of my Highlands and Islands Tour after arriving in Kirkwall, Orkney late last night from a choppy ferry trip... A performance / workshop with a group of 3rd year students at the brilliant bagpipe-shaped Kirkwall Grammar School (where nearly every student plays the fiddle), lunch at The Reel with my generous host Jean Leonard (Queen of Stromness), then a radio recording at BBC Orkney (airing tomorrow), rounded off with a coastal walk!
On my way to Kirkwall via Aberdeen to start my short Scottish tour of creative music workshops and Bird Radio shows with Get In and the Touring Network.
Tuesday - 8pm at Wrigley and the Reel, Kirkwall (Orkney Arts Society)
Thursday - 9pm at the Tooth & Claw, Inverness
And don't worry Londoners! I'll be back in a blink, playing at The Railway in Tulse Hill with Bones and the Aft and Kit Rimmer, 8pm on 24th Feb (free entry!)
The Touring Network and GET IN present Bird Radio's 'The Boy and the Audience' in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland very soon!
13th Feb 8pm at Wrigley & The Reel, Kirkwall, Orkney
15th Feb 9pm at The Tooth and Claw, Inverness