Newcomer is very nearly finished and you have a chance to order a copy TODAY!
I have launched a Crowdfunding Campaign on Indiegogo and hope to raise £5000. This will make up the remainder of my album budget, and fund a big CD launch in Glasgow (June 5th in Cottiers Theatre). Rewards for pledges include the album itself (signed of course!), CD launch tickets, tune commissions and more. Have a wee gander by clicking the button below:
The album will consist of seven instrumental tracks and three songs, two of which are poems of MacGill's I have put to music, and one self-penned song. Award winning musician and composer Mike Vass is engineering/producing the album and accompanying me, a host of amazing musicians; Michael Biggins (piano), Innes White (guitar), Steve Forman (percussion), Christine McGinley (French horn) and a string section; Seonaid Aitken (violin), Sarah Leonard (viola) and Su-a Lee (cello), with very special guests Andrew Waite (accordion), Tina Jordan Rees (flute), Jack Houston (spoken word) and Claire Hastings (vocals).
Sneak peak below of the album artwork by Somhairle MacDonald.
I'm thrilled that my second studio album 'Newcomer' is under production. In October I went into GloWorm Recordings in Glasgow with a group of fantastic musicians who brought my music to life: Innes White (guitar), Andrew Waite (accordion), Michael Biggins (piano), Steve Forman (percussion), Christine MacGinley (French horn), Seonaid Aitken (violin), Sarah Leonard (viola), Su-a Lee (cello), Tina Jordan Rees (flute) and Jack Houston (spoken word), with Mike Vass as engineer/producer.
'Newcomer' will focus on a literary heroine explored in Donegal writer Patrick MacGill’s novel 'The Rat Pit'. Norah Ryan was a woman of strength and beauty who nevertheless was vulnerable to poverty, sexual exploitation, and great emotional loss.