Simple . . .

In March 2013 Ed walked through snow-drifts to TPot Studio in rural Perthshire and spent a day recording with Robin Wynn Evans . . .

The songs had been distilled during the previous year during travels in Scotland, Canada and France.

. . . Life

A fragment of family history and a visit to Alberta brought The Ballad of Lorraine and Frank to life.

Southern France inspired Le Pain, Du Vin.

The Simple Life Tour criss-crossed Scotland...

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Ed's hometown Dundee appears in a couple of songs:

On Magdalen Green is set in an old park beside the River Tay, while Ode to the Kingsway laments the loss of a double-roundabout on the UK's oldest ring-road. The "Kingsway song" has become famous in Dundee via word of mouth and local media. (


Alongside vocals and piano:
Guitar, Accordion, Uke, Mandolin, Percussion,
Bagpipes (Ruaraidh Proctor)
& Clarinet (Frances McGlashan),
& backing vocals (Graeme White).

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Movies for tracks from the album below . . .