Heyva Sor is the Kurdish emergency response organisation that will be able to co-ordinate assistance to help people affected by the earthquake in the most needed places. It is a registered charity in UK : Emergency Aid Appeal for East and Southern Kurdistan Continue reading “Donations needed: Earthquake 13 November 2017”
Playing a card game at a folk festival. Pete Morton asked my Amy what he should do next, and she helpfully replied ‘Any Heart will do’.
Good title for a song he said … and said that I could have that to work with, so I did. It became a song about lust 🙂 Continue reading “In the Raw: Any Heart Will Do”
This was inspired by the 999 NHS march from Jarrow in 2014: Continue reading “In the Raw: 999NHS”
This song was written by Kevin McCourt who was a modest musician, well-known around Leicester with his numerous instruments.
Kevin was keen to get me singing in Gaelic which I am still planning, however in the meantime this is a lovely song that he wrote and asked me to sing. Continue reading “In the Raw: What Is This Peace [written by Kevin McCourt]”
Words by Chris Gimlett from Hastings, dedicated to CND and a safer world. The tune is much older.
The inspiration for this song was an interview on TV by a reporter in Aleppo, Syria. He was talking to a girl in tent city where she had been sent to be safe as the houses were being bombed, but the bombs were still falling. Her little brother was behind her – he may have been about 3 – and was making aeroplanes from his fingers in the air, and his fingers were acting out the dropping bombs. That was his life … Continue reading “In the Raw: Toast and Marmalade”
At the Samhain/Halloween time of year, we often see crows on decorations and symbols. They have often been associated with being the “messenger” between the worlds of the living and the dead. But, they are also steeped in much more mysticism. Continue reading “Crows and Hallow’een”
Although crows and ravens are part of the same family (Corvus), they’re not exactly the same bird. Typically, ravens are quite a bit bigger than crows, and they tend to be a bit shaggier looking. The raven actually has more in common with hawks and other predatory birds than the standard, smaller-sized crow. In addition, although both birds have an impressive repertoire of calls and noises they make, the raven’s call is usually a bit deeper and more guttural sounding than that of the crow.
Continue reading “ANCIENT LORE AND MAGIC OF CROWS AND RAVENS”
Bobba Cass wrote the words to this song, and asked me to set it to music. This is the result: