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TomFairnie
(Tom Fairnie)


Member Since: Saturday, August 05 2006 @ 04:43 PM CDT
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Homepage: http://www.tomfairnie.com
Location: Edinburgh, UK
Song Comments: 56
Song Votes: 10
Forum Posts: 14
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Total Points: 671.60
Bio:

I was born in Musselburgh but I now live in Edinburgh.
In terms of the music...I attempt to write lyrical, melodic and intelligent songs and try to make the best use of my guitar skills to provide sensitive uncluttered arrangements. I occassionally gig as a part of The Travelling Waverlies, who perform a mixture of poetry and song and who released their first cd "Speaking In Tongues" to really good reviews and then a deafening silence. The Waverlies compromise four poets…Bob Shields, Billy Cornwall, Mike Dillon and myself although the group has grown to be more inclusive and performers such as Mark Barnett, Martin Boland, Nancy Somerville, Jane Fairnie and Kenny Vass have all contributed. We have toured the Netherlands and performed at various festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe. I often collaborate with Bob and we are steadily building up a catalogue of songs. Our joint efforts feature on birthmarked, Speaking In Tongues, The Harbour At Symi, Companions, War On War, The Journeyman, As Eden Lay In Darkness and Banishment. My style cuts across folk, country and blues but I simply try to write the best songs that I can. The most recent CD is The Journeyman where I was lucky to have the support and help of singers and players like Kathy Stewart, Arthur Wilson, Kenny Vass, Martin Boland, Ken Kennedy, Killian Playthell-Steele, Gill Reid, Pamela Halpin, Peter Kavanagh, Mark Barnett, Jane Fairnie and others. I'm currently working on the final stages of producing two related cds, As Eden Lay In Darkness and Banishment, both of which I'm really looking forward to releasing into the world. The latest CD features vocals from Jane Fairnie and Karen Dietz, guitar from Mark Barnett and Bernard Brogue, percussion from Robin Brill, fiddle from Emily Peppers and Mhairi Mackinnon and double bass and harmonica from Ken Kennedy plus a host of others. I'm very lucky to have the support of such great and talented people. I hope you enjoy the songs.
I now play with my band Tomfoolery performing my own songs.
TomFairnie's Songs (29)
Date Title Rating Hits Genre Last Comment Status
01.24.16 Isn't That The Way? 0.00 (0) 754 (7) Acoustic 12.21.16 Active
07.18.12 Don't Wish Your Dreams Away 9.63 (2) 1393 (8) Acoustic 07.29.12 Active
04.26.12 Falling Down 9.50 (2) 1254 (5) Acoustic 04.28.12 Active
09.20.10 Prada Heels 9.00 (4) 1933 (17) Acoustic 12.05.11 Active
08.26.10 Boston 0.00 (0) 1449 (5) Acoustic 09.21.10 Active
07.07.10 We All Want To Go Home Now 10.00 (1) 1538 (8) Acoustic 07.24.10 Active
01.12.10 Shoeshine Boy 9.50 (3) 1984 (10) Country-Western 04.15.11 Active
01.12.10 Indiana 9.56 (4) 2251 (7) Acoustic 06.21.10 Active
10.26.09 I Ain't Going Dancing No More 9.75 (2) 1611 (8) Acoustic 06.21.10 Active
10.24.09 If I Could Hold Her In My Arms 9.50 (2) 5432 (12) Acoustic 06.21.10 Active
08.29.09 The Woman (demo and unfinished) 9.08 (3) 1437 (5) Folk (contemporary) 10.29.09 Active
08.18.09 Glen of Alamanchier 9.38 (2) 1966 (9) Folk (traditional) 02.28.10 Active
08.14.09 Sonoma and Sistine (demo) 10.00 (1) 1801 (14) Bluegrass 06.20.11 Active
12.27.06 My Little Radio 8.90 (5) 2955 (10) Bluegrass 02.28.10 Active
10.11.06 First To Last 8.54 (7) 3493 (7) Acoustic 06.22.10 Active
10.02.06 Fall Alone 8.65 (5) 2406 (3) Folk (contemporary) 10.03.06 Active
09.30.06 Everybody's Got To Learn To Dance 8.75 (9) 3444 (14) Folk (contemporary) 12.04.11 Active
09.28.06 There's Blue And There's Blue 8.79 (7) 2406 (7) Acoustic 06.22.10 Active
09.27.06 In The Turning Of Our Time 8.68 (7) 3120 (11) Folk (traditional) 06.23.11 Active
09.18.06 The Black Flag 8.39 (7) 2370 (8) Folk-Rock 10.05.06 Active
09.06.06 When It Gets This Late In The Evening 8.86 (7) 2405 (7) Folk-Rock 10.02.08 Active
09.06.06 Rolling Home 8.75 (5) 4398 (10) Folk (traditional) 06.23.11 Active
08.23.06 The Harbour At Symi 8.75 (7) 2836 (9) Folk (contemporary) 09.10.06 Active
08.13.06 Dust On Dust 8.43 (7) 2054 (8) Folk (contemporary) 09.06.06 Active
08.12.06 Better Times 8.58 (3) 2145 (5) Folk (contemporary) 08.28.06 Active
08.12.06 Wild Geese 9.03 (16) 3043 (8) Bluegrass 09.28.08 Active
08.10.06 The Journeyman 8.45 (14) 2755 (10) Folk (contemporary) 08.16.06 Active
08.07.06 Rockets Over Babylon 8.46 (7) 3041 (4) Folk (contemporary) 08.08.06 Active
08.06.06 The Aleph 8.82 (15) 3637 (15) Folk (contemporary) 05.21.07 Active
Favorite Songs (23)
Title Artist Date Genre
Own the Problem, Penny alackbass 04.20.12 Acoustic
Hotel Life w/awigze hackneybloke 09.05.10 Acoustic
Loveless & Dead hackneybloke 06.19.10 Acoustic
Love into which I fell hackneybloke 04.11.10 Jazz (vocal)
Dual Tapestry (w/kassia) magnatone 02.17.09 Piano
Rain of Love (Dadai.2, Jiguma, Roxylee, Vicholman) (MJRF Mix) Feter 02.08.09 Acoustic
Best Friends (for Magnatone and Waverly) drakonis 10.16.08 New Age
Smile ( Our House Coffehouse) Feter 10.11.08 Acoustic
Mind Drift ednetmonkey 09.28.08 Acoustic
the good ednetmonkey 09.26.08 Cinematic Soundtrack
Miles better3! ednetmonkey 09.23.08 Jazz (instrumental)
Starting Grid ednetmonkey 09.20.08 Cinematic Soundtrack
I Am A Poor Wayfaring Stranger dreadmon 07.18.08 Gospel
When I Was Young Joe Brady 03.02.07 Folk (contemporary)
Like a river's Flow Joe Brady 02.25.07 Folk (contemporary)
Driving Joe Brady 02.12.07 Folk (contemporary)
Greensleeves Tadashi Togawa 09.22.06 Jazz (instrumental)
Hash Feter 08.15.06 Blues (contemporary)
McGillicuddy's Rant (guitar solo) composerclark 08.06.06 Classical
Everything You Need trembmic 07.10.06 Folk-Rock
Bring Me Home Roxylee 07.08.06 Acoustic
I Have Dreamed In Another TobinMueller 03.18.06 Art Rock
Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes [with rschletty] ceilidh 09.19.05 Folk (contemporary)
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