A lovely little video filmed in the stairway of an apartment in Utrecht. Hope you enjoy. Rags out the 6th March. Buy it.. ya know blah blah..ps.. don’t forget the live shows are coming up soon.
A limited run of ‘Rags’ CDs are now available on prior to going on mass sale on the 6th March across the Netherlands. It is available to buy online from the shop. You can pay via paypal, or a myriad number of credit and debit cards. If you live in the Netherlands, I urge you … Read more
In celebration of Rags being out tomorrow… have a listen today!
Another day, another video to share! I’m staying with the writer and film maker Mathhijs van der Ven at the moment, in his attic flat with his steep stairs and his wonderful lady Rachel. He said we could go for coffee if we first recorded a song… so we trapsed out in the frozen and … Read more
Way way back, Matthijs van der Ven filmed me playing the song ‘Rags’ it was pretty much the first time that I’d played it and i was quite unsure of what words I sing. It also seemed an appropriate name for the new album, so thats what I called it. I hope you enjoy it. … Read more
The videos from thetraditionals.com just keep on coming! I recorded a second song, Moonshiner, whilst in the ice house in the Netherlands and it was put on the cd as a bonus track. It was also filmed, which I’d completely forgotten about. I’d never played an electric guitar before on a recording, and so it threw … Read more
Finally, finally, after the juggling around of various dates and commitments we have a mastering date in the diary for Rags. We will be mastering on the 20th June at the Green Door Studios up in Glasgow. Les Johnson (aka Kenny MacDonald) will be studying the charts, while Sam Smith will be at the helm. … Read more
In celebration of the release of the new Traditionals album (available here) In a Cabin With and Onder Invloed have launched THETRADITIONALS.COM. The site includes video performances of all of the songs and artist interviews / blogs about the songs that they performed. The website really is a beautiful thing, and hopefully gives people an insight … Read more
A year ago Mick Minogue, a friend of mine, was commissioned with the artist DANLEO to paint the Turf and Surf Hostel in Bundoran, Co Donegal, Ireland. After a year, it transpires that as the hostel is part of an Architectural conservation area and the work was completed without the required planning permission. It may now painted over. With the support … Read more
I woke up early this morning and feeling in a bookish state of mind, decided to trawl through a few old recordings. I came across this track and thought I’d show and tell. During 2008, whilst on tour with Otto Wichers (Lucky Fonz III), I visited Dan Tuffy in Wageningen with Ro Halfhide to try … Read more