SEEKINGAccordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.
Always looking for something interesting - Jam sessions - Not singarounds which I loath.
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- Neil Devlin
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- Oct 01 2016
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- Over 100
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- 2-3 nights a week
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From Benny Goodman to the Beatles and beyond - Still being influenced!
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Not GuiltyA 'first cut' studio rough to see if there is a song there!
Stolen Moments R1
Stolen Moments R1Exploring the eternal triangle
For HughieHugh Gallagher was a fixture in the Royal Oak for as long as I have been singing there. A shock of grey hair and watery blue eyes that stared into space, he sat on his seat by the door, oft mouthing the words of a song you sang, and occasionally giving a perfunctory, "Good song" on completion. A deep man, with a troubled past, whose death touched all of the regulars who knew and loved him. Trying to get a man's life into five verses is supremely difficult, but I hope I will be forgiven for the attempt to bring closure for myself, and to tell others a little about Hughie. I must thank the remarkable Grant Simpson for the haunting fiddle track he so generously contributed.
We'll Sail Among The Stars
We'll Sail Among The StarsA repentant wanderer returns.
The Dance Of Life
The Dance Of LifeWhen love succumbs to the pressures of living.
Lonely Tuesday (Turn Off Your Phone)
Lonely Tuesday (Turn Off Your Phone)I walked into an Edinburgh bar after a show. There were 7 people in the room, spaced as far away from each other as they could get, and all fidgeting with their phones - including the guy serving - I wrote the song exactly as it was ... Smart phones and un-smart people add up to loneliness!
Angel In A Green Dress
Angel In A Green DressFrom a snatch of overheard conversation - "When all came to all I got better advice from a complete stranger than I did from my friends"
The Enemy Within
The Enemy WithinA little political history leading to the evil which presides in Westminster!
Afterlife - An atheists hymn
Afterlife - An atheists hymnAs a committed atheist I got to thinking about the power of love, within the loving memories of friends and relatives, to bring back the 'spirit' from eternity - We live on inside the hearts that hold our love!
They've Poisoned The Garden Of Eden
They've Poisoned The Garden Of EdenAs the consequences of rampant consumerism and man-made global warming become more apparent, and the worlds governments are manipulated by big multi-nationals into denial, this song presented itself.
KalymnosThe beautiful Isle of Kalymnos is a 45 minute ferry from Kos. It has some of the worlds finest climbing, some beautiful scenery, but most importantly, some of the worlds most beautiful people. It provides a tranquil paradise that restores the soul. When you cross the island and catch your first view of Telendos, the experience will stay with you forever.
Why Cant We Commit
Why Cant We CommitA little ditty around those people who have deep and meaningful relationships but separate lives!
Sixteen With Angst
Sixteen With AngstA song I wrote in the 60s when I was 16 years old. I had forgotten about this song until I found the lyrics in the loft. I was clearly a tormented teen and I offer this song as a curious 60s timepiece from the time, just before, I stopped writing for decades. I can thankfully look back without anger!
Ann Of Derwent Vale
Ann Of Derwent ValeAn old tale of derring do, where the brave Sir Alan of Prior defeats Mad Michael of Bennet in mortal combat to save the honour of Ann of Derwent. The string quartet was scored by the remarkable Martin Craggs. No knaves or varlets were harmed during the making of this song and any resemblance to people real or imagined is entirely accidental!
Will I Ever Love Again
Will I Ever Love AgainA bit of Latin American with a solo from the inimitable Martin Craggs!
Five Miles From My Home
Five Miles From My HomeA C&W song that popped into my head from absolutely nowhere. Had some fun with it with strong contributions from Ken Kennedy, Bruce Hogg and Bernard Thibaut.
Just A Girl On A Train
Just A Girl On A Train"She got on at Newcastle and by the time we reached Berwick we were married" The fantasies that arise when you find yourself traveling with an alluring companion!
Revolving DoorsPiece of easy country music about lifes eternal circle!
Platonic LoveWritten after overhearing a conversation in the Captain's Bar in Edinburgh - Some magical guitar from Martin Craggs!
Soulmate : Love Of My Life
Soulmate : Love Of My LifeTwo songs amalgamated - Capella intro then a play round E D6/9 and A6 - Recorded by Ken Donaldson
Wishing On A Rainbow
Wishing On A RainbowWritten after watching a rainbow form over the Angel of the North - Ken Donaldson engineering!
EntanglementThe uncertainty and emotion surrounding a new love!
Cantata PlatoniqueI wrote a poem called Platonic Love and started to put music to the tune which gradually increased in complexity until I couldn't play it. Enter Martin Craggs, friend, gentleman and maestro who offered to play it for me. I now feel, that the tune itself, is too good to attach the poetry!
The BalladeerThis is a song I wrote after two throw-away remarks from Aaron Wright and Martin Craggs set me musing on the difficult life of the journeyman!
The Balladeer (BH)
The Balladeer (BH)I always said I would never pen a song on being a working musician. Two throw-away comments by Martin Craggs and Aaron Wright set this in unstoppable motion.
Where Are They Now
Where Are They Now We go through life touching the lives of many. Sometimes, in the wee small hours, your mind gets to wondering where they are - My song, 'Where Are They Now' is about these missing pieces of your life.
I Have Broken The Hex On Me
I Have Broken The Hex On MeMy song, 'Where Are They Now' is about those you've met, but sadly lost touch with. - "I Have Broken The Hex On Me" is a piece of Bluegrass Skiffle that rejoices in losing someone dreadful from your life with whom you were once smitten!
My Love When You Love
My Love When You Love Singing about a soulmate - Martin Craggs on lead guitar - I really needed Barry White to sing this but he wasn't available!
Has It Really Been That Long
Has It Really Been That LongWritten as pure Country and Western - Got changed beyond recognition in the studio! Bernie Thibaught and Alan Blesson on guitars
Captain Pams Jig (S)
Captain Pams Jig (S)My delight at being one of the denizen's of the Captain's Bar in Edinburgh is well known. This little jig is for the moody, occasionally pleasant, host of this wonderful taverna, Captain Pam!
A New face in hell
A New face in hellA celebration of the life and achievements of the late Margaret Thatcher!
You Never Get too old to Rock n Roll
You Never Get too old to Rock n RollAlan Blevis on guitars - A shameless piece of old-time Rock n' Roll!
Wattie Robson's Lament
Wattie Robson's LamentI had this tune rattling round my head as a tribute to my very dear friend, the infamous borders fiddler, Wattie Robson - This is a wonderful expression of the tune by my friend Gary Forrest.
Jasmine - The final mix - Probably
Jasmine - The final mix - ProbablyI have been exercised by this song - was going to have an ornate guitar break in it. Alan Blevis who recorded it, has mentioned that it is complete without this so I shall stop tormenting the song!
The Royal Oak
The Royal OakA working title for a little tune I wrote some time ago - Re-wrote the bridge for it and added a second harmony guitar!
Captain Pam's Jig
Captain Pam's JigA little Jig I've written for the Pam at the Captains Bar - At some point I shall add mandolin to this super accordion played by Gary Forrest!