Duets with Willie Campbell

October 01, 2018

Last Saturday was a special night due to Ceòl ‘s Craic Oidhche Americana at Webster’s Theatre, Glasgow.  I’m a big fan of country music, I always have been. I was raised on Dolly P and Patsy Cline. It’s remarkable that what we know as ‘Country Music’ stems from traditional song and tunes. It’s incredible how music evolves.

A big thank you to Iseabail Mhoireach and Laurie Cuffe for organising another fantastic night!

It was a treat to perform a set with Willie Campbell, what a wonderful songwriter and singer he is.

Here’s a video from the night, with myself and Willie performing The Pain Has Lost its Power.

Fourth Moon

July 02, 2018

I had a super day recording this video with Fourth Moon🌔🌓

The first port is a total tune that I learned roughly a million years ago and has the best memories attached to it, so it was really cool to actually record it.

  • O Tha ‘n Tombaca Daor : Trad.
  • Bodachan a’ Ghàraidh : Trad.
  • The Vale of Shadows : David Lombardi

Ainsley Hamill – Song & Step Dance

Géza Frank – Whistles

David Lombardi – Fiddle

Jean Damei – Guitar

Andrew Waite – Piano Accordion

Recorded at Gran’s House Recording Studio by Barry Reid

Mix: Barry Reid

Video: Gus Stirrat


Songs of Govan Old, Part 2

June 07, 2018

I’ll be singing the second set of commisioned songs about Govan’s heroines, heroes, and mystical places with the Glasgow Barons, Govan’s own orchestra, with arrangments by Aidan Teplitzky. Other performances on the evening will include music by Tchaikovsky, Britten and Nicolson. The evening will once again take place in the beautiful setting of Govan Old Parish Church.

Britten: Simple Symphony
Nicolson: Stramash
Hamill: Songs of Govan Old part 2
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings

Conducted by Paul MacAlindin

Songs of Govan Old, Part 1

April 25, 2018

I  will be presenting three original songs and one poem set to music, alongside The Glasgow Barons, with string arrangements by Malcolm Lindsay.

I’ve been working in close contact with the Govan Reminiscence Group and mustered great inspiration from all I had the pleasure of meeting a few weeks back.

All songs performed on 3rd May will serenade illustrious characters of Govan old, who with time, some more so than others, seem to have been overlooked. These characters have braved the Antarctic, won Olympic Gold, serenaded natural beauty and fought for the people.

Watch my first meeting with the Govan Reminiscence Group, who inspired the original songs I’ll present on 3rd May at Govan Old Parish Church, 7.30pm.