This isn’t a tribute to Hamilton, although that is an astonishing piece of work. Wonderful. No, this is about the privilege of telling a story and singing songs inspired by that story in the room where the action takes place, at the Belle Tout lighthouse. The video is below, have a watch. Can I tellContinue reading “Singing In The Room Where It Happens”
Introducing The Light Keeper album, a set of songs written in response to the story of Sarah, Jack and Gabe.
Seven songs found or re-found in seven days including the Doors at the disco, a Welsh language samba record, Fela Kuti with the late Ginger Baker and an old-time radio ad about the atom bomb, kids.
Gary Lightbody has not had a girlfriend in eight years. He’s a handsome rock star, the lead singer in Snow Patrol, known for great anthems of love and longing like Run and Chasing Cars, but still he’s single. “Yeah, it doesn’t really make sense, does it?”
Last night at the Lapwing Festival I watched and listened to the Syrian musician Maya Youssef play a piece of music called Syrian Dreams, which she wrote after watching the news with her young son asleep on her lap in London, seeing a child of the same age in a war zone familiar to herContinue reading “Syrian Dreams in the Cuckmere Valley”