Yarrow is the working title of my new album project, inspired by the Scottish Borders and Yarrow valley. I’m creating a work of original and traditional music and song exploring human experience and the connections we make with the natural world around us.
After several collecting trips recording the atmos of the valley, researching traditional songs and stories, walking along rivers and lochs, lying on hillsides, and singing and writing in buildings frequented by James Hogg, Walter Scott and Robert Burns, we have the majority of songs underway.
On this project I’m collaborating with Duncan Lyall (Treacherous Orchestra, Kate Rusby) to develop the music.
This project has been part-funded by Creative Scotland.