I am very happy to say that my new album ‘Full Of The Spirit’ is now available for purchase from my website store and iTunes. The official Newcastle launch will be at a workshop at Adamstown Uniting Church on 29th September, but those lucky folks attending the ‘Common Dreams’ festival this week will get to hear the songs first in person!
This album has come about as a result of my position as ‘Musician In Residence’ for Adamstown Uniting Church. As well as playing for services on a Sunday morning I have worked alongside Rev. Dr Rod Pattenden to create songs that reflect this church’s theology and focus. This has meant bringing new language to stories and traditions that are important to the church, in order to hand them on to a new generation. When I approach writing songs in this way, I often take the story, the prayer or the tradition and try to look at its core. Why was this written? Why did this tradition begin? What do I take from this story/prayer/tradition that is REALLY helpful within my every day life? In the coming weeks, I plan to share the background and the process that was used in creating each of these songs. I hope you enjoy listening to the songs, singing along with them and reading about them.