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.
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.
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)
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.
Movies for tracks from the album below . . .