A man's a man, by Robert Burns

My arrangement of Burns' anthem to internationalism. Recorded and filmed in our back garden, Glasgow South Side.

I'm a Rover, seldom sober.

A traditional song. I've changed the tune.

The Dusky Glen

This is my new tune for the verses by Robert Tannahill, the song writer from Paisley.

Flower of Levernside

These are verses by Robert Tannahill. Robert was a popular poet and song-writer in Paisley, about the time of Robert Burns. This version is my own tune.

At a live gig in Motherwell, 2019

Trad Celtic songs and tunes

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By the Clyde in a windy March day.

End of show: 30th March 2019, Glasgow. That’s the end of our run with Horsehead Theatre’s production of Vicious.

At The Clutha, Glasgow.

Peggy Gordon. A Trad song we recorded at The Clutha, Glasgow.

Rob on drums. On this recording, Evelyn on guitar and Brian on bass.

Wild Mountain Thyme

From a gig at The Electric, Motherwell in 2018.

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The music

Songs or tunes? I do both kinds. When it comes to singing, I enjoy coming up with new arrangements of Scots songs. As I love rock music too, this often means coming up with some guitar riffs to carry the song. For tunes, either I work with a fiddle-player or else play the tunes myself, on the mandolin. I have a Grade 8 certificate in Scottish Trad music which I took on the mando. This allowed me to study jigs, reels, hornpipes... the full range of our musical treasure.