At last I the CD is finished….and here is the title track (with a few extra beats added). Penny and Jan provided extra vocals and Charlie bass. The video (and those extra beats) were put together by Dutchbeat from the Songwriters in the Kitchen Forum. Thanks all!
It came without warning. I was comfortable. We had plans. We knew exactly what we were going to do. It came without warning. It struck me, it kicked me. It came at me so fast, like a knife right through my skull.
The Nonsuch Dulcimer Club celebrating both the hammered dulcimer and the mountain dulcimer at Launde Abbey in October, encouraged by our wonderful tutors Bonnie Carol, Anne Lough and Dan Evans:
Written by myself, Penny Grennan, Joanne Robson and Liza Robson on a songwriting course at Newcastle College, Big Screen features Jan Croot and Penny on additional vocals and Penny on ukulele.
1 BELLMETAL BANANA COMPANY
2 LETTER TO DIANNE
3 iT’S SO EASY (LEMON SQUEEZY)
4 SCALERAKERS AND SCAVENGERS
5 FADED AND FORGOTTEN
7 DRINKING ON TUESDAY (M.I.B)
8 THE WAILING SHIP
9 OUT OF THE BLUE
10 EVIE CRIED
11 DEAD ROCKSTAR
12 CRAZY UKULELE
13 PLAYING CRICKET
14 FALLING NEVER KILLED
15 NO TIME FOR YOU
17 WALKING HOME IN THE DARK
18 BIG SCREEN
19 BELLMETAL BANANA COMPANY (REPRISE)
A preview track from Bellmetal Banana Company, this one, a.k.a. the Dictionary Song, features Charlie on bass, flute and whistle, while I sing and play guitar, mandolin and uke.
“May, more than any other month of the year, wants us to feel most alive.”
― Fennel Hudson, A Meaningful Life – Fennel’s Journal – No. 1
Here’s my song celebrating the month of May, featuring vocals from Penny and Jan of the Cherrypickers and the Spectacles:
The full concert live from the Newcastle College songwriting students on 4th June 2015. We give you: “Sandy Cornet and the Winklepickers”….
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On the 5th and 6th June Hexham Bluegrass played for Hadrian’s Wall of Sound (BBC Music Day) and 24 Hours of Folk at the Sage.
Here’s the “No More” song promised in an earlier post. It is a collaborative effort of the L1 Songwriting students at Newcastle College (Sept-Dec 2014).