February 2020 - #ManxMondays
I was thrilled to have been asked to Join my good friends Isla and Tomas Callister for this really uplifting set of Manx Tunes, Betsy Baker & The Girls of Balladoole. Go and check out Isla's Instagram for more of her fabulous playing.
These two tunes are also due to feature in a Manx Traditional Tunes album which Tom and I will be pulling together as soon as we can meet again so watch this space!
December 2020 - Mec Lir "Livewire"
The new album went on sale and went straight to Number 1 in the World Music iTunes Chart!
It's taken a good few years to produce but we did, as co-arranger and performer (piano, violin, strings & synths) I can honestly say this album is fun and full to the brim of Trad, 80s, synth and dance beats. What's not to like?
Click to have a listen and give us a follow (we won't disappoint)
Winterfest No3 finished and what a blast that was, we had a right laugh, a few cries and even some jaw dropping moments....Posted by Manannan's Winterfest on Saturday, 12 December 2020
Winterfest No 3 at the Gaiety was a spectacular sell out evening, full to brim of the Island's top performers.
As well as directing & producing the show, I also arrange music to bring as many performers together into a unique night of entertainment.
We laughed, cried and most of all left feeling very Christmassy indeed!
Until next year....
Treisht 2020 Culture Vannin;
Musical backing themes composed for creatives wishing to learn and improvise with their instrument during Lockdown.
Kiaull Cooyl - Music backing tracks
There were three styles using Strings Piano, Guitar & Synth;
A or G Major Reel with Heavy 4/4 Beat
A or B Minor Jig with syncopated 6/8
A or B Minor Slow Air, Slow 4/4 March
I was amongst 11 other artists to produce a piece of work for the initiative, Beth Louella's artwork (left) was probably my favourite of the whole collective.
Visit Isle of Man - The Extraordinary Story 2
Music Composed for a campaign showcasing the distinctive heritage, culture and exceptional visitor experience in the Isle of Man.
Also featured on ITV & Sky TV & National Geographic