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swansongbird Holly Johnston
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James Watt 1812
Here is preview song from the upcoming album.  This is about James Watt and how he may have felt when the Frame Breakers Act was passed in 1812.  The river mentioned in the song is in Greenoch where James Watt was born.  I took a walk there when I was writi...
James Watt 1812
James Watt 1812
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Crook
'In the crook' was written from speaking with a foster carer who after looking after a baby from three days old, was getting ready to introduce them to their adoptive parents. I was thinking about the birth family, the foster family and the adoptive family...
Crook
Crook
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Black Crow
We are well in the throws of recording and putting the final touches to solo album number Three. The delay and lack of communication (sorry), is due to writing so much new material that the older songs seemed to get bumped out of the line-up. My most recent...
Black Crow
Black Crow
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Debut Album: Boathouse Keepers
The disc has landed and we are proud to present 'Emperor of Oranges'.
This is the Debut album from Boathouse Keepers which boasts self penned songs from literacy, history and everyday life. Boathouse Keepers are Holly Johnston on vocals and Jon Coy on guita...
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Spring has Sprung
The Hunter Club - Folk All Dayer 11th March '17  You'd be forgiven for thinking that I have been hibernating since the 'Dollshouse' launch in August of last year.   I have in fact been squirreling away working on the Boathouse Keepers debut album which has ...
Spring has Sprung
Spring has Sprung
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Doll's House EP launch September '16
I shall be performing with Sarah Wilcox on flute in the cosy and intimate setting of La Tour Cycle Cafe.  The details are all below. It's really exciting to be performing these songs again in simple, acoustic arrangements, that I hope give listeners the spa...
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East Anglian Storytelling Festival 2016
A year ago this August I was at the 2015 festival meeting and listening to some amazing storytellers and just hoping that they'd let me interview them.  This August I have a completed Masters piece on the merging of storytelling with song writing. I am hono...
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Toad Spawn
I am finally sitting down to write another blog post and I'm struggling to decide which project to write about.  As many of you know, my research into the traditional art of storytelling led to 'Toad Woman', a song story that follows the main character in h...
Toad Spawn
Toad Spawn
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