Songwriter & Composer

If you’ve got time on your hands, browse through some of the tunes and songs I’ve written and the stories that inspired them in these posts.

Pignut Jig

John Dudding inspired this tune and I am sharing it in his memory today. The tune came about after Bagas ...
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Lockdown song: We Still Bloom

Written in March 2020 during the Coronavirus lockdown in the UK and recorded at home ...
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Waves near the shore

Canaire

A song for Janette, for her ordination in June 2019. The song takes the story of Canaire, an Irish saint ...
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Squirrel and tree eye

Creatures One and All

A song written for my niece, Charis I had fun making the video, shot on my phone at Tehidy Woods, ...
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Stile at Godrevy

The Crossing Place

This poem by Sr. Raphael Consedine was part of the inspiration for a song recorded with Wayfarers on our EP ...
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Jo playing her fiddle

Song for Jo

A song written to celebrate the life of my dear friend Jo Kennedy, who died on 19th August 2017 aged ...
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Lizzie with music umbrella

Shine

A song written for my niece Lowen. Video cobbled together on my phone - fun though! ...
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Newspaper article

Gracey Briney

A friend came across these newspaper clippings from the mid 19th century during some house history research - she lives ...
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Screenshot of Salt & Sky video

Times are hard / Dozmary Five

Emma and I performed this set in Penzance a couple of weeks ago when we supported Martin Carthy at St ...
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Distant person on rocky shore

Estren dyworth an mor – Stranger from the sea

A song in the Cornish language written in collaboration with Pol Hodge from the Cornish Language Partnership. It's a retelling ...
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