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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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It Won’t Be Forever Autumn

‘Forever Autumn’…. that’s a song I haven’t heard in quite some while. It was beautifully sung and played last weekend by Sarah McQuaid who came to our village to perform. I remember it from Jeff Wayne’s ‘War of the Worlds’…

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