January 2019, looking for a new sound and a new project – after completing Other Islands: 2012-2018.
It’s a poem by John Collie (1834-1893), my great-great-grandfather
from his book Poems and Lyrics in the English and Scotch Dialects, published in Scotland in 1856
John Collie emigrated to New Zealand in 1858. This poem seems to anticipate his leaving Scotland forever, to start a new life in a new country on the opposite side of the world.
In May I performed it live on Wairarapa TV.
Continue reading “The Land of My Youth (by John Collie, 1856), January 2019 demo”
It also appeared on
Where it marked a return to my solo acoustic approach of early years.
Continue reading “The Blast of a Wintry Day (by John Collie, 1856)”