In late 2018, after a busy year of working with a broad range of incredible musicians involved in Trad. and Folk music, I decided I wanted to maintain the musical bonds that we’d made, as well rekindle some old ones. So in January of 2019, I decided to start a video series with musician & friends, old and new.
It started as a very casual way for everyone (myself included) to keep their own social media pages active, but actually very quickly turned in to something a lot more than that. A lot of the time, the social aspect of meeting up with people, became more important than the music itself, which in all honesty, was just really really lovely. In an age where people are so busy with everything going on in their own lives, there’s a lot to be to be said, for just going round for a cup of tea and biscuit to escape for a bit. Catching up with people, seeing what they’d been up to, what their plans were for the next wee while, and just have a chat, it was all just really nice. The music that came after that was just a lovely way to tie it all in really.
The casual aspect of the videos is what musicians and viewers alike seem to enjoy. Just simply record it on an iPhone and away we go.
I’ve been very fortune to know, and to have worked with some incredibly inspiring musicians so far in my career, and I wanted to create a space and I guess a very casual type of project to showcase this. It also in a way, helped to inspire and shape the thought process behind my debut album which for me, focuses on the best part of music, to perform and share with other people.
All of the videos I have done and will continue to do can be found on this playlist below.