New Single ‘We Come In The Wind’ Out Today

My first single ‘We Come In The Wind’ from my forthcoming album ‘100 Snow White Horses’ is out today! I got a great thrill when I heard my new single premiered on Simply Folk with Ruth Smith last Sunday.
Recorded and produced by John Reynolds in London and featuring the gossamer vocals of Pauline Scanlon it feels like a lifetime ago now.

‘We Come In The Wind’ is based on the 3 Imramma or Wonder Voyages of Irish Literature; The Voyage of Bran, The Voyage of Maeldun and The Voyage of St. Brendan. It’s like my version of ‘Been Through the Desert on a Horse With no Name’ with no desert, no horses, only a load of water, islands and boats. It’s a dream journey.

I love these stories, especially Bran and the Silver Branch and Maeldun. I spent a whole summer writing the verses for this fairy tale number about the journey through the islands, but it was the night I played in Abbeyfeale and I was waiting to go on in the Glorach Theatre and I was sitting in a theatre set with a bookshelf and I said I’d pick a random book and blindly pick a line and I did and it said ‘Go tell my lady’ and I put that in the song, and driving home i came out with the chorus ‘We come in the wind, we leave in the wind’. I only say this because these are the best moments of life, things like this. 

There is a penny drop vibe in this song, in the chorus, the band have seen it, I’ve felt it, it’s when people go from thinking it’s about a sweet dream to this is about birth and death. 

Released digitally on Bandcamp and available to stream on all streaming services.

Get it on Bandcamp here.

Pre-order the album 100 Snow White Horses here.

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