I used some acoustic instruments to create a rustic, folksy sound to evoke hard times gone by in the American west
After several nominations for this and previous albums I actually won! Thank you to everyone at One World Music Radio and everyone who voted for Lichens as Best Instrumental Album 2015. I want to dedicate the award to my friend Andy Meyrick who always said nice things about my music. We miss you and are so sad that you had to leave us, RIP mate.
Coming down off Glyder Fawr (see summit picture below) and into this lovely blanket bog of cotton grass in Cwmfynnon was a very nice way to end an epic walk, and it was all for work, which can’t be bad
The National Trust, for whom I work, took the brave decision to allow the sea to re-claim farmland which was annexed by a sea wall in the 1600’s. In a very short space of time a complex ecosystem has emerged with a range of small mudflat creatures attracting otters, breeding lapwing and, hopefully in time, breeding osprey.
Sometimes it’s good to let nature just do it’s thing…
They don’t realise it but this lot are fundamental to maintaining the best limestone heath in Wales. For payment they get quite a nice view…..