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 #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 #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 11

Suzanne Vega

Luka, Suzanne Vega, 3.51, 1997, USA x,The Zutons, Who Killed…… The Zutons, 3.31, 2004, UK Waiting To Reach You, Travis, 3.41, 1999, UK New Soul, Yael Naim and David Donatien, 3.44, 2008, France Linger, The Cranberries, 4.34, 1994, Republic of Ireland Coat Of Many Colors, Dolly Parton, 3.02, 1971, USA Turn The Light Down Low, Bob Marley feat. Lauryn Hill, 3.39, 1977, Jamaica, USA Layla, Eric Clapton, 4.47, 1970, UK Love Is A Losing Game, … Read on…

I Write The Songs #10

(MANDATORY CREDIT David Montgomery/Getty Images) Nigerian-British singer Sade Adu or Sade, circa 1980. (Photo by David Montgomery/Getty Images)

Your Love Is King, Sade, 3.38, 1984, UK My Valentine, Paul McCartney, 3.13, 2012, UK White Flag, Dido, 3.59, 2003, UK Side, ( Fran Healy ) Travis, 3.54, 2001, Scotland Coucou, Charlotte Dipanda, 3.45, 2012, Cameroon Yellow, Coldplay, 4.29, 2000, UK Make You Feel My Love, Adele ( Bob Dylan Cover ), 3.30, 2008, UK/USA Tower Of Song, Tom Jones ( Leonard Cohen cover ), 3.57, 2013, Canada/UK Love Is A Losing Game, Amy Whinehouse, … Read on…

WSS Chart Playlist – Best of 2008

What an amazing and internationally great year for music 2008 has been. From North to South, East to West, music artists release some musical gems for the pleasure of music fans and to make such a chart as impossible as ridiculous. All the same, we made it. Rivers run/Sorry Karine Polwart (Scotland) We fought for Karine on this one. Sorry is growing to be one of my all time favourite, fantastically showcasing brilliant ‘opinionated’ songwriting, lovely celtic tones and beautiful … Read on…