Hello All,

Really enjoying the year of touring so far, and the reception that you’ve all given to ‘Vanishing Act’ has been very much appreciated.

I’m just back from a wonderful show in Shropshire in a beautiful town called Bishop’s Castle on the eve of my annual TradFest show at the Royal Oak.

A busy year lies ahead once more with highlights including a visit to Estonia and Finland in June and a return to my beloved Canada in September.

I’m writing songs in earnest for the next album and hope to be in the studio over the summer working on my next recording. Final masters are also being reviewed for a new instrumental suite of acoustic guitar pieces, this will be released in time for the summer.

A life in song flies by but it’s one incredible adventure.

Hope to see you all on the road soon.

SK x

Hello all,

Thanking you for the reaction to my new album ‘Vanishing Act’, I’ve been delighted by how it’s been received by critics and listeners alike. Last week there was a brilliant review in The Herald which you can read here.

Furthermore, as many of you have been asking, some even demanding, I have finally managed to release most of my material, six albums including the recently released ‘Vanishing Act’, and the instrumental album ‘Estranged’ on iTunes. These can all be found here and also on Amazon.

My gig dates are changing all the time but I can confirm I shall definitely be appearing in Scotland, England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Finland, Estonia and Canada this year.

Thanks, as always, for reading, more from me in due course.

SK x

Hello all,

I’m proud, privileged and delighted to share with you all on this cold January day my latest album ‘Vanishing Act’.

It is without doubt my most complete album to date, and I do hope that those of you who take the time to purchase a copy, and listen to the album, agree.

The album is available to purchase from this website, and in due course, shall also be available on iTunes etc.

Thanks for reading, and I hope to see you all soon.

SK x

Copies of my brand new album ‘Vanishing Act’ will be available at selected upcoming 2016 shows. The album was produced by Ian McCalman and in addition to myself, also features Adam Sutherland on fiddle, Bob Miller on double bass and William Archibald on percussion.

A full release is scheduled for January the 16th 2017, and a pre-order facility will be available on the website before that.

Exciting times, as always!! A Happy St Andrew’s Day to everyone from Rotterdam – :-).

SK x

Hello All,

Just to let my Canadian friends and followers know that I shall be on Global TV as part of their morning news programme from Regina.

There is a link here, you do need to subscribe to view, but it is free to join, enjoy!

I’m unsure whether the content will be available to view ‘live’ outside of Canada but there will be a link posted soon afterwards.

SK x

Heya folks,

I’m conscious I don’t check in here nearly as much as I should, and I will, of course, endeavour to do so more in the future.

I’m enjoying a period of seven weeks straight in my beloved Edinburgh, though this is not nearly as relaxing as I’ve initially made it sound. The Edinburgh Festival starts again tomorrow, and once again I shall be performing daily at the Royal Oak from between 1700 – 1800, tickets are available here.

My forthcoming album, recorded and produced once again by Ian McCalman is about to be mastered, whilst I’ve also been busy filming another video with Simon P Biggs. I have also squeezed in the time to record another album of instrumentals, a follow up to Estranged.

More extensive news on all these projects shall be coming soon, I assure you. For now, should you find yourselves in Edinburgh during the month of August, I’d be delighted if you would take the time to join me in the Royal Oak.

They shall represent the last Scottish concerts of 2016 for me, before I depart for Canada, Ireland, England, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium & Switzerland to round the year off.

Thanks, as always, for reading, and I hope to see you some of you soon.

Very best wishes,

SK x

Hello All,

Apologies for my tardiness in posting this blog, but much has been happening in the musical world, more of which I can tell you now.

I should first alert you to the release by my good friend and fine fellow troubadour Paul Cherryseed, his new album entitled ‘The Story of Saint Anonymous’ is now available to purchase on iTunes. From a personal perspective, it is a wonderful honour to have both the area of Edinburgh in which I live immortalised in the song ‘Morningside Road’, and to have Paul and his excellent band perform a superb rendition of my song ‘The Bleeding Mile’, from my debut album ‘Carefree Prisoner’. If you have a moment, please investigate Paul’s work, you won’t be disappointed.

Exciting news for the autumn too, in that I shall be working with a very talented Amsterdam-based string quartet named ‘Quintessences’, and their brilliant arranger and conductor Michael Becker on a full live show of my music. It has long been an ambition of mine to perform live with a string quartet and to finally be realising this with Michael & Quintessences is most inspiring, to say the least! At present, we are in the early stages of planning the track listings, but I will bring further news of this collaboration as it develops, including, of course, the live performance dates in Amsterdam.

Closer to home, remember this?! Well, I’m delighted to announce that filming on a new video, once again with Simon P Biggs is set to commence in a couple of weeks, and it is hoped that this will be ready for the summer. This will feature one of the songs from The Last Car.

As those of you who follow me on Facebook will no doubt be aware, the majority of music has now been recorded for my next album, once again I’ve been working with legendary Scottish folk musician Ian McCalman. A few harmonies are still to be laid down, and a guitar part or two to be added, but we’re pretty much ready to enter the mixing stage and are well on schedule for an autumn 2017 release.

First tour of Spain & Catalonia to come in early May, along with a wee hometown appearance at Tradfest before an extended tour of Germany and Switzerland in late May/early June.

For now, I’m signing off to restring that resonator guitar!

Thanks for reading, as always.

SK x

Hello all,

This is just a short note to let you all know that the first concert of 2016 shall be at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on the 20th of January as part of the Scotia Nova project at Celtic Connections, to which I contributed a song entitled ‘So We Must Unite’.

Please see here to read about the project and purchase the accompanying CD and here to buy tickets to the concert itself.

Hoping to see you all somewhere on the road during 2016!

Very best wishes,

SK x