23/04/14: Northumbrian Exchanges is officially released worldwide on 2 June 2014. Advance copies are already available from www.northernearlymusic.co.uk or www.sfzmusic.co.uk. You can listen to some extracts on my Audio-Visual page.
25/03/14: Coming very soon on the SFZ Music label - Northumbrian Exchanges: Exploring Common Ground(s) between Folk and Early Music. CD with Shona Mooney - fiddle, Andy Watt - guitar & mandolin, and members of the Northern Early Music Collective: Jacob Heringman - lute, Susanna Pell - viol, and Jamie Savan - cornett & mute cornett. Recorded in the beautiful church of St Michael and All Angels, Alwinton, and engineered by Adrian Hunter. Very excited about this one!
Below is the cover design by Adam Woolf, based on a photograph of Lindisfarne Castle and Harbour by Emma Rothera:
22/09/13: As the new academic year begins, I thought a quick resume of this summer's activities might be in order. It's been a busy one, involving some really memorable concerts with The Gonzaga Band, His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts, and the Cecilia Concert. Last week I returned to Alwinton Church in Northumberland to record the Northumbrian Exchanges folk / early music collaboration with Shona Mooney, Andy Watt, Jacob Heringman and Susanna Pell. Engineered and produced by Adrian Hunter, this disc will be released on SFZ Music in the new year. This has been one of the most inspiring collaborations of my career, and I can't wait to hear and share the results!
And a couple of new CDs from HMSC:
At His Majesty's Pleasure, new music by Martyn Harry.
Giovanni Gabrieli: Sacred Symphonies, a collaboration with Ex Cathedra and our great friends in Concerto Palatino.