Monthly Archives: June 2013

Music For One of the Greatest Nature Writers

Aldo Leopold was a great visionary writer who realised before most people that in conserving wild nature we save ourselves… “The last word in ignorance is the man who says of an animal or plant, “What good is it?” If … Continue reading

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Amazing Hay Meadows

I’ve been away working again this week visiting yet more beautiful gardens and grasslands, and the absolute highlight of the trip was seeing this incredible hay meadow that had more orchids in it than I’ve ever seen in my life … Continue reading

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Flower Tunnels and Giant Trees

So this week I’ve been in North Wales doing some more work on my grasslands project for the National Trust, and I visited Bodnant Gardens which apparently are world famous, although I hadn’t heard of them and you probably haven’t … Continue reading

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Sunset…In Music and Video This Time

Here’s a video made by rodhowe.com about my song “Sunset”…hope you like it! From the album “Island of Anywhere” – see links on sidebar 🙂

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Sunsets

It’s been a good few weeks for sunsets in these parts so here are a few more wonderful photographs from my friend Mike Alexander that caught my eye, oh and one that’s not so good from me 🙂

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Happy Music News….I Made It To #8 In The Itunes Charts in Portugal

I’m rather happy to learn that my track “The River May Rise” from my first album “Time Stands Still” made it to #8 in the Portugal Itunes New Age chart this week…. ITunes Music Chart Archive – Portugal New Age … Continue reading

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Sea Cliff Flowers

On my way to the beach yesterday for a leisurely swim (I know!) I came across lots of lovely patches of the oxeye daisy, our largest native member of the daisy family in the UK.  It is a perennial herb … Continue reading

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Wild Garlic in the Woods

Beautiful carpets of wild garlic with patches of bluebells in the shade of the big canopy trees, smells absolutely lovely in the warm air, late spring in the woods.  

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Paths…..

You kind of have to walk along these paths don’t you? This is an ancient Welsh drovers road that was used for thousands of years to travel from Cardigan in the west to Shrewsbury in the east…. Ornamental garden path….. … Continue reading

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The Music of a Landscape….The Prairie

On my 4th album “Heading West” I wanted to interpret some of the North American landscapes that I had seen and felt in the music that I composed.  But more than that I wanted some of the history of those … Continue reading

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