Simple . . .

In March 2013 Ed walked through snow-drifts to
TPot Studio in rural Perthshire and spent a day
recording with Robin Wynn Evans . . .

The songs had been distilled during the previous year
during travels in Scotland, Canada and France.

. . . Life

A fragment of family history and a visit to Alberta
brought The Ballad of Lorraine and Frank to life.

Southern France inspired Le Pain, Du Vin.



The Simple Life Tour criss-crossed Scotland...


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Dundee

Ed's hometown Dundee appears in a couple of songs:

On Magdalen Green is set in an old park beside the River Tay, while Ode to the Kingsway laments the loss of a double-roundabout on the UK's oldest ring-road. The "Kingsway song" has become famous in Dundee via word of mouth and local media. (bit.ly/Kingsway)

Music

Alongside Ed on vocals, piano, guitar, accordion, uke, mandolin and percussion, the album features Ruaraidh Proctor on Bagpipes, Frances McGlashan on Clarinet and Graeme White on Backing Vocals.

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Movies

Movies for tracks from the album below . . .