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Family of Man – launch date announced

My latest recording, Family of Man, will be released on December 1st, 2019.  This single theme work comprises a suite of pieces written in response to Barbara Hepworth’s remarkable set of sculptures situated on a hillside in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. 

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Curved Reclining Form (Rosewall)

A preview from my forthcoming album On the 1st December 2019, I shall be releasing my next album – a set of tracks inspired by the sculptures of Barbara Hepworth. Here is some background and context to the final track

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Confirmation – 2nd June 2019

It’s official! My latest album Confirmation is now available for worldwide download and streaming from a whole range of locations. Here are some links to some of the more popular locations: Spotify: iTunes: Amazon: Important! We are

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Confirmation – the recordings

This album celebrates and explores aspects of a northern landscape. Natural forces, and the activities of the people who live and work in these inspiring yet often challenging environments, provide rich opportunities for musical interpretation. Full details of all the

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“A Boulder lies Submerged”

For those of us who are fortunate enough to live in the North of England, fine examples of contemporary sculpture –  abstract and ‘environmental’ – are often within easy reach. Yorkshire is home to some of the best works of Barbara

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Sketches from Memory – the final chapter

The final blog in my series of commentaries on the tunes from my recent recording “Sketches from Memory”. During my recent long term ‘sabbatical’ in Cumbria,  I decided to shake some of the dust off my steel string acoustic guitar –

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English Folk Tunes

My recently recorded album, “Sketches from Memory”, includes arrangements of English folk songs. During my years with the York Guitar Quartet, we played a lot of music that had its origins in the folk music of Eastern Europe – Bulgarian

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