A song I wrote In 2010 for my friends from the Landreth family in Owaka in Otago in New Zealand who were hosting a reunion of the descendants of Robert Landreth, a stonemason from The Borders region of southern Scotland, who travelled to New Zealand in 1850.
An “air shanty” composed at the request of a friend for her husband who was retiring from the RAF in 2020.
A generic limerick tune that can be used to sing any limerick and also to create new lyrics in that form.
A school song for a Catholic Primary School’ 60th birthday.
A song with eight verses, each focusing on a different colour, and one on the rainbow itself.
A Northumberland song composed for three local primary schools with verse on the river, the castle and the ocean.
I was asked to compose a song for Hen Harrier Day Online in August 2020. I completed the task in April 2020 during the Covid 19 lockdown period with the hep of The Bridge Singers, who have recorded the song remotely in their own homes and sent their tracks to me for editing. Hopefully other […]
The story of a song I wrote for some Fairtrade composing workshops. It summarizes four Fairtrade stories from around the world.
A lullaby composed for The Bridge Singers (SATB choir) of Felton and Thirston in Northumberland. It is inspired by the stature of Elizabeth Dacre Howard at Lanercost Priory in Cumbria, who died in 1883 at the age of four months.
It’s a story of collaboration as well as continuing to indulge my passion for the poetry of Robert Burns.