I've just released a new album and single. The single is a revamped version of my popular song 'De Valera'. This arrangement has a more celtic feel than the original and I've added uilleann pipes, whistles, bodhran and fiddle with backing vocals. You can buy it from all usual outlets including Itunes, Google Play and Amazon.
My brand new album comprises 10 country and gospel songs, 9 of them self penned. The title track is a cover version of a beautiful song written by Jenn Bostic.
I was asked to learn the song at a funeral last year and fell in love with it.
I've used the pen name of 'Hank Adare' for this album as it's a better fit for the genre.
You can also hear a selection of the songs on the youtube videos below.
I'm working on a new compilation album that will include the most requested songs at my gigs including 'The Hills of Sweet Mayo' and 'My Last Farewell'. Details will be posted here witin the next few weeks. I'm also doing some video collaborations with 2 of the regular members of my band line up, including a couple of live versions of my old hits from the 80's.
I've been doing some serious mileage on the road over the past few months including Edinburgh, Manchester, Huddersfield, Essex, Kent and Sussex. My old mate and recording partner Archie McPherson and I had great fun with a one off gig in Dalkeith, Edinburgh a few months back and we're hoping to be invited back there again soon.
It's nice to have a lot of London based gigs coming up. As usual the majority of my gigs thesedays are private functions, weddings, parties, etc, but as soon as a few open gigs come along I'll post them on here.
It was great to see so many old faces as my
recent gig on the Walworth Road. I hope to get along there again
later this year. One of my favourite gigs was South Nuffield a few
weeks back, what a lovely bunch of
people in such an iddylic setting.
As you know, I'm a Millwall fan and season ticket holder. I try to get to as many away games as I can and I'm really delighted to see us back in the Championship after a really nailbiting race to the finish line in reaching the league 1 playoffs last season.
The victory at Wembley in May was a wonderful day and an experience to cherish.
We're getting on track after a rocky start to the season, but the recent 4-0 victory over Norwich was fair reward for the bucketloads of chances we've created around the goal mouth since the start of the campaign.
Wolves was one we could have nicked a point at, but luck was not our side. QPR was a truly topnotch battle. Leeds beyond words of joy and a nice little point at Preston. Come on you Lions!