Current News and Events


September 2016, a new term, and lots to look back on, and forward to

The Scots Music Group’s Sing Solo group performed a sold out concert at the Fringe – you can sign up here for the 2016/2017 season:

Linten Adie are working towards their third Fringe show in summer 2017, in the Big Room at The Acoustic Music Centre. It continues to be a wonderful advert for the power of singing and the power of making friends ‘it’s about more than the music’ as the late Bobby McLean so neatly put it

I was very pleased to have my song ‘Duke Street to Jericho’ included on the Greentrax CD ‘Scotia Nova – Songs for the Early Days of a Better Nation’, and to sing it to a packed house at Celtic Connections. You can buy it from me via this website, or here:

The song came from the SMG Inspire Project, and working with the groups continues to be an inspiration to all of us I’m enjoying working with Jenny Gardner at the Alma group, and at Cunningham House, a hostel in the Cowgate

I’m looking forward very much to working with Mairi McFadyen at the Storytelling Centre

I’ll be going down to Selkirk to work with Riddell Fiddles from time to time – will be good to see and hear them again. And I’m also enjoying doing some guitar tutoring

Roy Bailey’s EP is available on ITunes. ‘I Thought I Had No Voice’ is on it. Martin Simpson and Andy Cutting accompanying:

Some songs on youtube –

Here’s Roy Bailey singing ‘I Thought I Had No Voice’ at Towersey Festival –

– and Dick Gaughan singing ‘Duke Street to Jericho’, a song I wrote during Inspire 2 – the men and women at the Bethany Christian Trust spoke of their fears about benefit cuts –

– and here you can download Karine Polwart singing a ‘All These Things I’ll Do’, a song I wrote with Sandra Taylor, a woman I met at Bethany Women’s Group. Sandra had had the words in her head for many years. She and I both heard Karine sing it at the Queens Hall in Edinburgh in August –