Thursday, July 23, 2009


So, sometime last week or the week before (7 July?) I managed to get another evening on protools. Yes, the first time since the burglary. I recorded a version of an old folksong, the Arundel Ballad, about Henry VIII trashing Walsingham Abbey. I found a tune on the interweb, but I didn't like it much so a made up a new one. Not exactly cheerful, let's just say the

Sin is where our Lady sat
Heaven is turned to hell;
Satan sits where our Lord held sway
Walsingam, oh, farewell!

Friday, July 3, 2009

St Cuthbert's Recordings

So - again as a recording diary - on Wednesday 1 July, Nuncle Richard came around to do more St Cuthberts' recordings. I even convinced him to do one overdub on the beautiful Psalm 84 (to "The Faughan Side" or "The Homes of Donegal"). It's not as good as it should be but better than any other versions I found on the web.

and of course it breaks my heart every time I hear it.

Block of Wood II

A reminder that - on or around ANZAC (25 April this year) Nuncle Richard had his concert at St Cuthberts.

He has some friends helping him out, and I was privileged to be one of them. No pix of that though, no recording either.