Two more fantastic William Marshall tunes from the 2nd volume of a collection of Scottish Melodies , Reels, Strathspeys. Both fiddle tunes are in F major and I loved them as soon as I played them. They are the precursor to my Private Dancer piece which I recorded directly afterwards.[…]
Have you ever danced on your own with no one looking? Well I’ve written this music for you to dance to. There is no form, you can go as crazy as you like and it’s only two minutes long. So it’s a quick stupid dance and you will feel better[…]
I thought I would head in a traditional vein this week. 3 reels from one of Scotland’s top fiddle composers William Marshall (nineteenth century). There are 3 tunes: Mr Alexander Laing’s Hornpipe (E Major) Master Frank Romily (F Major) Mr John Angus’ Reel (E Major) I think the final reel[…]
I wrote this track on election day. It features all the madness that goes in the run up to the election. It’s noisy and primitive as all elections are especially this one (in 2015). This is also my second string quartet which I’ll arrange in the next few weeks.
I found this picture on Twitter the other day. I had never seen it before but it turns out it is by William Blake. It is called “I want! I want!” and it’s from his book for children “The Gates of Paradise”. I looked at this picture and I thought[…]