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🍁 "Oh Canada..."

The way Joni sings that line… is how I feel when I think about my most recent musical adventure. 

After a long flight across the Atlantic, another flight, and then a few hours on the highway... we finally landed at…

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Canadian collaborations and a Brand New Day

"Life is good..."

Sometimes someone comes into your life for a short time and lifts your spirits when you need it most - like touring musician Matt who, many years ago, inspired the opening lyric of my new song. Or…

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Meet me in the place where words don't go

I suppose it’s a paradox in itself to attempt to write a song about wordlessness and the unspoken knowingness between two souls, or the felt truth beyond the mind chatter with all it’s fears and stories. But this song almost…

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Battle Scars

If you love me, will you love the wounded parts?

The last few years with lockdowns and losses of many kinds, have put a strain on many close relationships. Some made it through intact, others not so much. This is…

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There is a crack in everything.

* I wrote this blog on the day that Leonard Cohen died. (Nov 7th 2016)*

Funny how we develop lifelong relationships with people we have never even met. I hoped I would meet him one day. A friend of mine…

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Time

As a child I knew it was precious. As a young adult it stretched out before me forever, full of endless possibilities. Now I am older it comes in waves… the ever-present reminders of its passing, and a desire to…

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Further Along the Crooked Road

A decade ago I was just re-adjusting to ‘normal’ life again after coming off tour playing electric harp with Snow Patrol. It had been an amazing experience but I wanted to go back to performing my own songs in a…

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Friendship and the story of Sea Glass

The song ‘Sea Glass’ touches on many things that are important to me but perhaps the most significant, is friendship. In an era when most of the post that arrives through the door is either from utility companies or the…

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The Unexpected Upsides of Lockdown

The world has got both bigger and smaller. Bigger because this generation has never experienced anything as universally impactful as this global pandemic, and smaller because we are seeing our own lives, our own neighbourhoods, and our relationships to ourselves…

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