Listen to Free My Soul . This is a song I wrote back in 2000 after I'd taken time out from touring for a while and took a job in a PR company for almost a year .... terrible year.
On the drive home to keep myself hyped up I would sing to myself and this came out - basically talking myself through the turns in the road.
Last year (2013) we had our first trip to France - a busman's holiday - a few cafe gigs and some time off with friends and family ... Joy.
|Le Trefle Irlandais in Le Dorat
I've been in love with France since school days when the teacher spoke to us in French on our very first class in grammar school. I did my degree in French and had always wanted to spend time there. There are now a lot of expats living in France so it was quite difficult to get speaking the language, but nonetheless I loved our couple of weeks in the sunshine and new landscape. It truly freed my head and my soul.