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During the 2020 lockdown I focused on keeping busy and gave myself a challenge to write a tune a week. To my surprise my motivation lasted 20 weeks!

Here are a few of these tunes in various stages of arrangement. More tunes and videos will be added soon.


My project "Divergence" will be putting some of these tunes to the test. 

Port in a Storm was written about moving into a larger house after the first 4 months of the Covid Pandemic. Our tiny flat just wasn't cutting it with everyone working from home.

Marit Fält suggested that this Scandinavian inspired tune would sound good with a harmony in 6ths. I agree! 

Owlets was written for the baby Tawny owls living on Arthurs Seat for a few weeks in the summer of 2020. 

The Dragon of Ortigueira was written to celebrate the incredible Festival de Ortigueira in northern Galicia. It also describes our brilliant friend and fellow band member Migui who sometimes plays bodhrán with us.


Aye Yew is a play on words. It commemorates the Ormiston Yew Tree, but also plays on the Scottish saying to get attention  "oye you" 

Chord arrangement by Rob Truswell

Beetroot is by far the best vegetable. It deserves a tune!

Broon's was written for the amazing Luisa Brown's Birthday in 2020. Had to do something special to make up for the lack of partying. 

For all the cats on Myrtle Terrace. 

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