Music written in response to a specific event or request

Carols for North Lakes School

I have been writing a carol every year for the school my children went to since about 2003. I think this is the year we should get them all into a book!
Intonent Hodie
Toca La Campanas
Now At Evening
Make Me A Lantern
Join In
Don’t Look Now!
Joyeux Noel, Merry Christmas!
Spirit of Christmas
The Boy
Xmas Is Coming
The Snowman
My Bairn Sleep Softly Now
Whisper of the Wind
Carol of the Birds
Celebrate New Life
Imagine Now

New carol for North Lakes School

Putting the finishing touches to this year’s carol for North Lakes School, where my children went and we now all work in one capacity or another. I write a carol for them every year and this will be about the 16th offering. Most of them can be found on and are free to use for non-profit occasions. Glad to see Mary Keith is using “Welcome” with her choir this year.

Absent Friends Nov 2017

What a beautiful event at Eskdalemuir last Friday – part of a Scotland-wide series of events organised by Scotland Palliative Care.

I was commissioned by the Eskdalemuir Expressive Arts group to set a series of verses written by the Writing Group to music. We then performed the song together at the evening event.

It will be recorded before Christmas.