Amang Freens is short, sweet and simple. I find the longer I've been writing songs, the more I tend to try to work with the poetry of the lyrics to tell a story or express an emotion as concisely as I can. This song may have a touch of pauky, kailyard sentimentality, a wee deoch […]
This is a lullaby that works Composer website: Publisher: Tune type: Scots Song Listen: If you have a question for Tony Davis you can contact them here. If there is no link there is no contact address.
A song for for Scottish independence. Partly inspired by being part of the great All Under One Banner independence march through Glasgow in May 2018. A little before that, too, a letter in The National newspaper had commented that there was a dearth of songs for these gatherings. This is my contribution to the cause, […]
An article in the pro-independence magazine iScot in early 2018 was headlined "Fu o Sang the Day" – an inspiring line for a song if ever I came across one. It comes from a poem "The Coming of Spring" by Alicia Spottiswoode (aka Lady somethingorother), better known perhaps for the tune and version of Annie […]
Winner, Original Song in Scots competition at the 48th (2017) Newcastleton Folk Festival. A short song about impending environmental catastrophe, the imagery builds from apparent unrelated vanity and a farewell to natural beauties, turning gradually to disastrous man-made calamity and catastrophe, with no hope of turning the tide, or of redemption, to facing a bleak, […]