In the Hurricane’s Eye
Pacific Pilgrim
Fifth Quarter
Caution to the Wind
 1   Still Trying
 2   Walls
 3   Some Day
 4   Where the Blame Belongs
 5   The Sarsen Stone
 6   Dancing Shoes
 7   Hard on your Heels
 8   Say You Will
 9   The Blistering Air
10  Play it all Again
11  Crazy Tears
One of the best things about travelling around folk clubs all the time is the pleasant musical surprises you get from time to time.  Of these, one of the most agreeable I’ve had stopped me short at the door and held me spellbound.  It was a stunningly talented duo from Bury, near Manchester, by the name of Chris and Joe While.  It is with the greatest of pleasure that I have their able assistance on this record.
     I freely admit many influences from other musicians and songwriters over the years and I acknowledge a debt to them all for what they unknowingly taught me and what succeeded in rubbing off.  One such is the unique and compelling musician and singer, Nic Jones.  Although he does not appear on this record, Nic  is always keen to hear my latest efforts and has frequently encouraged me along what is at times a difficult road.
    Another is widely-respected singer, fine songwriter and good friend, Allan Taylor. I sincerely appreciate Allan’s willingness to contribute to this record.  As with Chris & Joe, I came across Matt Clifford in a folk club where he was playing synthesizer for singer Johnny Coppin in whose band he is keyboards man.  I knew instantly he was the right man for the job here.  I’m sure you’ll agree he proves me right.  I love Irish music and was pleased that Mick Doonan was able to fit a session in with his Uilleann pipes, while Alan Tipple, member of the group Tamarisk, is one of the few players on the folk scene of the timeless Pan pipes.
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Lines of Lingering