Life in the Highlands and Islands

Hello from a very cold, wet and inhospitable Isle of Eigg!

So, this winter, I’m doing an experiment, whereby I’m located up this way, when I’m not in Edinburgh or running around the UK with my bass in tow. The idea was that it would be a restful time, allowing for hours of playing and practice, working on recording my own music and getting down to some new project plans, all with ‘none of the mainland distractions’.

And here I am, working away constructing new bass parts for Rory Butler’s latest tunes (gigs ahoy – see gigs page), working on my Danny Thompson project ‘Bass without Borders’, and doing funding bids for a big cross-border project involving ten of the UK’s leading female folk musicians – entitled ‘Songs of Separation’ (info to follow). Still have time to get up to nonsense with this bunch o’ talented teuchters, DaimhMOR (‘Daimh big band’ – see the beautifully made film above)…