Sunday, 16 August 2015

Back There

Ta Da!!!   Big Drum Roll !!
It is here - at last.   Our new CD has been born.

It is entitled Back There and features 11 songs - some that we have written, and the rest from some of my favourite songwriters.

We are currently in the process of getting the album out into the wide world - radio and folk magazines and updating websites and so on.

To all our wonderful supporters from the Kickstarter campaign way back last Autumn I give you hearty thanks - by now you should have had your CDs or they're in the post to you if they haven't arrived yet.  I hope you enjoy it.

We played a set at the festival last month featuring the new songs and allowing Tom to get over his total panic at having his voice featured on record for the first time!  I swear he was hoping no-one would buy it!   But we're getting good feedback so far so the panic is over :)

Here's a video taken from the audience of the title track, Back There.  The song was written by an old friend of mine, Tony Kerr from Derry, who's now living and working in Nashville.  It's a gentle theme of looking back to childhood days and I love the sentiment in it.


I have been missing my visits to everyone's blogs in the past weeks - still haven't got my head into some sort of sane place, but it'll happen soon I know and I'm looking forward to catching up with what's going on in your lives.

I've been having fun playing with Lisa Sonora's Dreaming on Paper online workshop over the past few weeks - taking 10 minutes here and there to just splash paint about.   It has always been a secret dream of mine to play with paint, not necessarily to paint pictures but just to mess about with colour and this course is perfect. # lisasonora.com

Have a great weekend and I hope you're all enjoying the start of the turning seasons.

12 comments:

  1. Yay, congratulations!!! That's fantAstic!!! So nice to see you back as well.x

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    1. Thank you so much Kezzie - I'll not promise to be around much at the minute, but I will be dropping in as much as possible - loving your posts :)

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  2. Hi Fil - I got my CDs for which many thanks and the beautiful card with a heart warming note inside .. I love the mountain cottage.

    I've been playing both CDs ... and thoroughly enjoying their gentle lilt, the mellifluous tones with the expressive words ... The production seems to be so professional - the musicians you've had working with you - do you all credit - while the two of you deserve some accolades.

    I do enjoy having the insert for "A Place of My Own" - where I can see the story behind each of the songs ... and appreciate some of the Irish traditional culture and poignancy ...

    Brilliant job - so well done ... cheers to you both .. and no No Tom don't be afraid! ..... Hilary

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    1. Thank you so much Hilary - I'm glad you're enjoying them ... I'll tell Tom :) :)

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  3. Oh congratulations Fil - that's wonderful! And how fun to see you and enjoy the video clip. Here's to wild and magical success with the CD.

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    1. Thank you so much Deborah - I love that, wild and magical success - I feel it's a success already getting it this far, but the magic will be what follows and the roads it takes us on.

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  4. Congratulations! I want a CD when I am back to the UK, hope I can buy it in one of the gigs! I am listening to the song you posted as I write this comment, and I am enchanted! How amazing is that, such an achievement and how wonderful is your voice! Count on me to spread it, though I am just a drop in the ocean! But I want to show to a musician friend of mine, in Bewdley. You are such a wonderful artist!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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    1. Thank you Denise - it does feel like an achievement this time - and hopefully we'll get to meet up when you're back this way :)

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  5. Congrats! Looking forward to when it hits Amazon. I rarely buy new c.d.'s, but I make it a point of supporting those I like. I thoroughly enjoyed the one I received from you earlier this year and I'm sure this one is just as good, if not better.

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  6. Oh, many thanks GB - now I'm scared lol It's a very simple album but so far the comments have been good.

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  7. Lovely song, Fil !
    Tom ... your voice is just fine !

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  8. Congratulations on your new CD! I wish you the best of success. Such nice harmonies! I really like your music and it reminds me of some of the music we sing as s family. It's not Irish but it's folk. I always enjoy your posts. Thank you for the visit and kind comment and encouragement on my blog.. It was a pleasure to hear from you! Have a blessed Sunday.

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