….and I’m just adding the finishing touches to an EP of new songs, and they sound nice…big, but nice. I’m aiming to have it ready for this upcoming tour with James Yorkston and The Pictish Trail. And some t-shirts with sheep on them. Also, a remix I did for James Yorkston is being released on Domino Records in April…read about that here
…and that’s it really. Slowly slowly starting to out some festivals together for the summer…get in touch festivals. See y’all soon
Alas, October is all but over and I’m a few hours away from my first London show in many months…here’s the poster I made for it. Thanks to Queenie for being a sport.
October began with shows in Ireland where we were also lucky enough to bluff our way onto the national airwaves. I had the pleasure of joining Dave Fanning in Studio for an hour or so on 2FM on the 26th September, and it really was a pleasure. The same day we recorded a song for the John Kelly chaired RTE 1 arts show, The Works, which was broadcast the following evening. That was also a pleasure, no doubt helped by the fact I was joined by my brother John on accordion and Graham Watson on Banjo…here’s us
…..is that I’ve somehow managed to cobble together a short Irish tour, kicking off in Galway on the 28th of September, followed by shows in Dublin, Tralee, Limerick and Athlone….with Mossy Nolan opening in Galway and Dublin. Come on out for a look.
I’m just back from Ireland where we did shows in Vicar Street and the Kilkenny Arts Festival with King Creosote & Jon Hopkins, and Mick Flannery – most enjoyable. On arriving back in London I rehearsed with James Yorkston, Rozi Plain and Emma Smith, all fence collective veterans, for a radio session to promote the launch of James’ superb new album on the Lauren Laverne show on BBC 6Music the following day….what a crew
….then we all did an instore at Rough Trade in London where we clapped and hollered along to each others’ songs, see the vid below, lovely
I’m off to The Green Man Festival in Wales tomorrow to play the main stage on Sunday, bizarre, and then the Body & Soul stage at Electric Picnic in a couple of weekends, nice. Thanks to everyone who’s bought my album, keepin the wheels on the wagon. Christmas is around the corner and is there a better present to receive than a nice album? I don’t think so.
Here it is folks, available to pre-order (on LP with CD inside) from Fence Records right now, at the reduced price of £10.99, for a limited time only AND receive a magical remix of one of the album tracks by Geese