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Collaboration 1 – Ron Sexsmith

30.10.21 Here’s our finished song – Any Wishing Star! I was honoured to collaborate with award-winning Canadian songwriter Ron Sexsmith for this song, which is focused on being kind, and taking positive action, rather than seeking to blame others. It’s timely that it’s being shared right now in advance of hosting COP26 here in Scotland, […]


I’m excited to announce the launch of a new collaborative songwriting project: CONSEQUENCES. I’m passionate about songwriting; I love the way that words and music can interact to tell stories that open hearts and minds, and build empathy. They can also prompt reflection on, and conversations around, difficult subjects. And there’s a powerful sense of […]


Today’s my birthday! There’s much in the world to be deeply concerned about, but I’m grateful to be alive, and today I’m celebrating the glory of nature, and the human potential for love, generosity, compassion and positive action…powerful tools to overcome the challenges we face. A huge thanks to those of you who contributed your […]


I’m delighted to share the news the new CARA album, Grounded, is on the way! For those who have pre-ordered copies, they will be in the post very shortly – we’ll be sending them out while we’re on tour…what’s that, you say? Yes, tour 🙂 Finally, our first gigs since October 2020 are taking place […]


I am full of gratitude to have been able to release HELD today.  My thanks to all of the beautifully creative people who helped me to realise my vision for the album, to those who inspired the songs, to those of you who have purchased the album already and given me such supportive and encouraging […]

Lovely review for HELD from The Fountain!

I’m absolutely delighted with this review by David Ferguson for my album, Held, which will be released on 11.12.20, and in particular, I’m pleased because it felt to me that combining my voice with the voices of my friends and fellow songwriters Karine Polwart and Rachel Sermanni was something really special, and it’s lovely to […]

HELD: Release Date 11.12.20

I’m very excited to announce that my new album, Held, will be released on 11th December, 2020. I’m so looking forward to sharing the songs with you! Why “Held”? Well, I’m finding it’s hard not to be able to touch people we care about; it’s often how we embody love, compassion and friendship. We currently […]

My fourth solo album, Held…

Last week, I spent a wonderful five days in Castlesound Studios, Pencaitland, with producer Mattie Foulds and a host of talented musicians, recording tracks for my new album, Held. Now we’re continuing to work with some further singers and musicians, who will remotely add their magic, and then we’re mixing and mastering! If you’d like […]

Lighthouse In A Storm

It’s so hard to be far from the people we care about just now – but that’s exactly what we need to do to protect them. Here’s a song inspired by the word “lighthouse”, and the current situation. #stayathome #protectthenhs #savelives

Freedom Of Mind Community Choir Session

As one of the Music Directors for Freedom Of Mind Community Choir, along with Mariot Dallas, I’m keen to keep connected with choir members even though we can’t meet in person at the moment! So here’s a link to a wee singing session – if you’re not a choir member, you’re most welcome to join […]