Just before Christmas and so many things to do and as I was tidying up I found older press photo’s, some of which I have never used. So for fun I am going to post them over the next few weeks. I haven’ t been very communicative this year as I have been in writing mode. I am rather enjoying this solitude and introspective time and I am pleased with the writing process. This time around there is a flow and how can I say, I don’t seem to know where it is coming from. That is the part about music that I love so much, the unknowing, the unexpected, the magic.
A Robin decided to come into the house and he perched himself on the kitchen chair and then had some of the breakfast leftovers. He came back three times, in three days, I so enjoyed his company. The last time his partner sat on the window frame outside demanding he return and the music that came from them both was so melodic. I didn’t know that Robins had such a song.
I figure that is a good way to enter the Christmas season and so I wish you all health and happiness now and for 2015.
Photo by Taffi Rosen Laing
Back from Canada visiting the folks, the vast terrain, the wild blueberries and grand rock formations.
The news, the chance to talk with my parents about grandparents, stories of grandfather fighting in the trenches, these all brought thoughts to me of the world condition today. Will we ever have Peace?
A note for your diaries, we are very happy to be playing for the SVA, launch party for the Open Studios this Friday, May 9th, around 8pm at the Ale House, 9 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA. Our bassist Will has to write his exams at Uni ( yikes ) so we are very lucky to have Saffron Young bringing her illustrious self and her wonderful double bass. Looking forward to seeing your smiling faces and to be part of this great art event!
We have just completed this video which is a love song for my late husband, Geoffrey Burgon. He wrote the string section a few months before he passed away. This song, his strings, my piano and voice, his love, Woven into my life.
I just got back from Canada, love it there even though I got airport fever. It was so wonderful to see my friends and family. I just wish I had more time to see everyone, I will stay for longer next time!
Here I stayed for six hours waiting, but the sky made me feel in a dream!
Driving into downtown Toronto
Here is the second release of the album Woven!!!
We shot this in Long Island,NY, woods in Gloucestershire, England and Toronto. This was so much fun to do, thank you everyone!!
Woven, the album, is released on iTunes today.
It is three years ago today, that Geoffrey Burgon, a wonderful father, husband and one of England’s brilliant composers, passed away. This album is dedicated to him, to the love and joy, he brought to all of us with his life and music.
Woven will be released in seven days on iTunes!
Man from Montreal, the first song to show you from the album “Woven”.
A song about the poet Leonard Cohen and the composer Geoffrey Burgon. Josef Reeve is Leonard in the movie and Geoffrey makes appearances through the clouds. I wrote the song one night after going to the Gifford Circus with friends and family, who had just seen Leonard the week before. Everyone said what a gentle man he appeared to be. I then remembered that I had dinner with him and friends some years before. I also remembered how kind and thoughtful he was.
To me, Geoffrey Burgon and Leonard Cohen had this similar quality in so much as when in their presence, one was caught in their orbit. A special world of intelligence, peace and tranquility.
I was privileged to have Geoffrey write the string section for this song. To me, it feels like the wind along the streets of Montreal. The string section is the finest in England with two of the players, Josephine Knight and Philip Dukes being close friends of Geoffrey’s.
I want to thank all the wonderful musicians who played on this album, Josef Reeve the producer and to the great engineers.
This album is dedicated to, Geoffrey Burgon.