Songstories #6 Christmas Revolution

The first recording of this goes back to 2007 but the seeds were sown in the 1970s. I guess everyone associates their favourite Christmas songs with a certain period in their life, so for me the early 70s ones, just as Glam Rock was in the ascendancy, are the classics. In particular Wizzard’s I Wish […]

The Wolf Who Snared the Moon album cover

Songstories#5 The Wolf …

The Wolf Who Snared The Moon (2015 package) by Norman Lamont The Wolf was the title track of my first proper album, in 2004. It was the most ambitious recording I’d tried then, and has always been one of my favourite recordings. So why tinker with it again in 2015? Just ten years of learning […]

Profile of a hawk

What’s it all about, then?

 Over the last few weeks I’ve been musing a lot about what my various websites are for. One piece of advice I was given was to run a user survey, which I’ve done on two sites including this one. I didn’t expect many answers – I don’t get a lot of visitors and I don’t […]

A tip of the hat tonight

A tip of the hat tonight

I’ve been unable to post to WordPress for a while, so I’m glad to have got it fixed today. Tonight’s the night for the third Tip of the Hat to Leonard Cohen. We’re at the Village, Fort Street, Leith. We’ve got so many singers we need to start prompt! Besides, Leonard would like it that […]

Ricky (enfin!)

You wait years for a decent recording of a song and suddenly, like buses, two come along. Jacques Brel wrote his famous song Jackie in the 1960s, spinning a yarn from his fantasy of ending up as a cabaret crooner in cheap clubs. Scott Walker, Marc Almond and others sang translated versions. In the 1980s […]

Facing our public in August!

Here’s the poster for this year’s Acoustic Music Centre gig. A lot of people have told me they’re coming so might be as well to book at ticket to avoid disappointment! Here are all the gigs we have lined up: Thurs 13th 7pm St Andrews Square, Edinburgh Gin and Prosecco bar Fri 14th 7pm St […]