Apr 29, 2013
I have been very, very quiet on the news front lately, but I promise it will be worth it!
It may seem like little is going on on the surface, but under that seemingly inactive surface there have been roots outstretching, manifesting, growing and working through the last leg of a cold Winter, and any day now leaves and flowers will begin to shoot out all over the place and the sun will come out to meet them!
Team Jenny have been working equally hard and quietly the last few months and there will be lots of activity soon, but right now we are going to retain an alluring mystique until we can announce news, and I ask you to watch this space! Spring is coming, that's all I will say! I feel very lucky these days.
What I can tell you is that there has been some recording for the new record going on, some writing, a few gigs both solo and with the band, and I did a photo shoot with a lovely photographer by the name of Stacey Hatfield up in Hampstead Heath. We may have chosen the coldest day of the year to do it, but it was fun nonetheless!
I am off to Cornwall in a few weeks to stay in a house by a lake and finish the last leg of writing for this record. I will post news of that when I return and get back in the grid.
But I will bid you farewell for now and speak to you soon.
Jan 23, 2013
It's chilly! I've been keeping warm by not staying still. I've been running around getting started on my album.
January has seen a lovely team build around the project. Yesterday, Tim, Charlie, Daisy and I found ourselves once again in Britannia Row Studios in West London. This studio was set up by Pink Floyd in the 70s, and has that great vintage sound. A beautfiul vintage desk with a beautiful live room, all contributing to the warm sound we were looking for. Daisy Palmer, legendary drummer extrordinaire, came in to record some drums on three of the tunes. With her beautiful 70s drumkit and amazing instinct, we flew through the recording in no time at all. And we were all very happy. More than happy. Thrilled!
There were cosy, warm sounds in a cosy, warm studio to scare away the cold of January. Eye-poppingly good curries from Holy Cow helped keep out the chill too. Most of all though, it was the good people I was around yesterday that left me all aglow! I am feeling very blessed altogether. Big smiley face. More news soon...
Jan 1, 2013
For my last night at home in Ireland, myself and some friends got together and sang this song of mine. Another close friend, Stephen Mogerley, came to film it.
This room is where I wrote most of my songs over the years, and it is one of my favourite places in the world, the family home back in Dublin.
It felt like a very fitting end both to 2012 and to this trip home, and it was a very special evening.
Farewell my friends! See you very soon.
(Special thanks to Stephen Mogerley for directing, Aidan on clarinet, Caroline Kiernan on backing vocals and Christophe Capewell on fiddle).