I Write The Songs #70 featuring Enya

Songwriter of the week:  Enya part 1 Enya, Orinocco Flow, Ireland Pink Floyd, Hey You (Roger Waters) Noa, Mishaela, 3.09, Israel Damon Albarn, Everyday robots, 2014 Suzanne Vega, Luka Cat Stevens, Moonshadow part 2 Enya, Watermark Lo-fang, You’re the one that I want (John Farrar) Daria Kulesh, Right here Ultravox, Contact, 2012 Karine Polwart, Follow the heron, Scotland John Denver, Take me home country roads part 3. Enya, Only time, 2000 All Saints, Pure shores, … Read on…

I Write The Songs 57

I Write The Songs 57 – Theme: International women’s day – Human first – dedicated to our sisters, mothers, daughters and wives around the world; from me to my mum who, along with 6 other phenomenal women, created the Association Against Violence Against Women in Cameroon to fight the upsurge of violence against women (brought more to prominence by the 1991 happenings in their environment), of the attackers’ impunity, the people’s complicity, and the victims’ powerlessness. They are … Read on…

I Write The Songs #46

Paul Simon

Main Theme: “One-story” tellers across borders Coat of Many Colours, Dolly Parton, USA – 7 seconds, Youssou N’dour/Neneh Cherry (N’Dour/Cherry/McVey/Sharp), Senegal/Sweden, 1994 Neneh Cherry revealed that “7 Seconds” tells about first seven seconds in the life of a newborn, arguably unaware of problems in the world. ” Neneh Cherry Online – Biography”. Retrieved 12 Jul 2009. The song appeared on N’Dour’s album The Guide (Wommat) and Neneh Cherry’s album Man as well as on the soundtrack of the 1998 … Read on…

I Write The Songs #45

Karine Polwart - Comissioned Image take by Eamonn McGoldrick Tel: 07810 482491

Main theme: A playlist of some singer-songwriters, something old, something new, something borrowed, something new Follow the heron, Karine Polwart, Scotland Walking man, James Taylor, USA You know, Laura Marling, England A l’ombre du coeur de ma mie, Debademba, Mali / France borrowed from French singer-songwriter Georges Brassens, lifted with the accents of Mali It ain’t me babe, Bob Dylan Wind cries Mary, Jimy Hendrix Clown, Emeli Sande – Scotland Ashes, Ben Harper – USA Back … Read on…

I Write The Songs #42

Main theme: Guitars Bye, Bye Baby, Janis Joplin a song written by Powell St. John, interpreted by Big Brother and the Holding Company on their first album, featuring Janis Joplin) 1966 – Angel, Jimi Hendrix – This garden, Jo Bywater, 2013, England – Wind cries Mary, Jimi Hendrix, 3.21, 1967, USA – You know, Laura Marling, 2013 – Streets of Philadelphia, Bruce Springsteen, USA Against All Odds, Phil Collins, England – Elderflower Fall, Pitch Feather, … Read on…

Karine Polwart follows the heron

Karine Polwart - Comissioned Image take by Eamonn McGoldrick Tel: 07810 482491

Listening to Karine Polwart’s music transports the mind and heart to the autumnal woods, smelling the leaves and hearing nightingales sing. Her music is spellbinding both in the songwriting craft and the delivery. She is undeniably the Folk inspiration of her generation proving that what matters is not at what time you come to the craft but the passion that resonates within yourself and onto your audience. A mix of style, wit, honesty, Celtic authenticity and … Read on…

I Write The Songs #35

Karine Polwart - Comissioned Image take by Eamonn McGoldrick Tel: 07810 482491

Sorry, Karine Polwart Confusion, The Zutons, 2004 one of us, joan osborne ( Eric Bazilian’s cover; from the hooters) Everybody’s changing – keane (written by Tim Rice-Oxley, Tom Chaplin, Richard Hughes) once covered by Lily Allen, 2004 Bridges, Krista Detor, 2014 Creep, radiohead Your love is king, Sade Talk to me, Babyface and Eric Clapton, 1996 Picking up the pieces, Paloma Faith , 2012 walk us uptown, elvis costello and the roots Ironic, alanis morrissette, … Read on…

I Write The Songs #32

Special Female Singer-Songwriters All I Want, Joni Mitchell, 3.33, 1971, Canada Oh No Not My Baby, Carole King, 2.57, 1972, Canada Mercedes Benz, Janis Joplin, 1.45, 1971, USA Malaika, Miriam Makeba, South Africa [not played :(] Wow, Kate Bush, 3.42, 1979, UK My Baby Just Cares For Me, Nina Simone, 3.36, 1958, USA Rowing Song, Patty Griffin, 3.21, 2008, USA Why, Carly Simon, 3.29, 1982, USA Underneath Your Clothes, Shakira, 3.44, 2002, Columbia Thank You, … Read on…

I Write The Songs #31

Home, Gabrielle Aplin, 2013, England Writing To Reach You, Travis, 3.41, 1999, Scotland Rivers Run, Karine Polwart, 3.09, 2008, Scotland The Sound Of Silence, (Solo), 3.05, USA Rowing Song, Patty Griffin, 2004, USA My Valentine, Paul McCartney, 2012, England Bye, Bye Baby, Janis Joplin, USA Layla (acoustic album version), Eric Clapton, 4.00, England Born A Lion, Ani di Franco, 1.44, USA Grace, Jeff Buckley, 5.21, 1994, USA This Garden, Jo Bywater, 4.34, 2013, UK High … Read on…

I Write The songs #24

RIP Lou Reed with a double bill of him at the end A Woman’s Worth, Alicia Keys, 5.30, 2002, USA You Make It Real, James Morrison, 3.31, 2008, UK Woman, Neneh Cherry, 4.10, 1996, Sweden To Hide Your Love Away, Eddie Vedder (Lennon-McCartney cover), 2.08, USA Extraordinary Machine, Fiona Apple 3.44, 2005, USA Streets Of Philadelphia, Bruce Springsteen, USA — Your Song, Ellie Goulding (Elton John cover), 3.00, 2011, England Sunday Morning, Maroon 5, 4.01, … Read on…