Category Archives: MA: Songwriting & Performance

David Scott is Programme Leader of the newly-validated MA: Songwriting & Performance at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS).

New Music: Jess Ryan

New Music: Jess Ryan There are times when members of the human race can astonish and surprise, when the pure power and energy of the spirit rises to face down the harshest demons. If you think that a rather hyperbolic

New Music: Jess Ryan

New Music: Jess Ryan There are times when members of the human race can astonish and surprise, when the pure power and energy of the spirit rises to face down the harshest demons. If you think that a rather hyperbolic

Wan Singer Wan Song!

The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang defines the expression ‘one singer one song’ as a call for order to those who “uninvited, join in a singer’s song and, inevitably, fail to add a pleasing harmony.” The Glaswegian version of

Wan Singer Wan Song!

The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang defines the expression ‘one singer one song’ as a call for order to those who “uninvited, join in a singer’s song and, inevitably, fail to add a pleasing harmony.” The Glaswegian version of

The Gerry Rafferty Scholarship

The Press Release for the Gerry Rafferty Scholarship… NEW COURSE SEES THE LAUNCH OF GERRY RAFFERTY SCHOLARSHIP University of the West of Scotland is hitting the right note with the announcement of its innovative MA Songwriting and Performance programme which

The Gerry Rafferty Scholarship

The Press Release for the Gerry Rafferty Scholarship… NEW COURSE SEES THE LAUNCH OF GERRY RAFFERTY SCHOLARSHIP University of the West of Scotland is hitting the right note with the announcement of its innovative MA Songwriting and Performance programme which

Are You Playing An LA?

I visited Los Angeles, California a few years back at the gracious invitation of my great friends Ricky Ross and Lorraine McIntosh who were heading out to make what would become the McIntosh Ross album The Great Lakes. Work had

Are You Playing An LA?

I visited Los Angeles, California a few years back at the gracious invitation of my great friends Ricky Ross and Lorraine McIntosh who were heading out to make what would become the McIntosh Ross album The Great Lakes. Work had

MA Songwriting & Performance

From the Herald 23.04.12 – nice article by Phil Miller here

MA Songwriting & Performance

From the Herald 23.04.12 – nice article by Phil Miller here

Music and The Adult Folktale

I use this essay as the basis for a lecture on adapting artworks in the New Music Project module at UWS. The Florists of San Nicolao:  Music and the adult folktale Introduction. I wrote the short story The Florists of

Music and The Adult Folktale

I use this essay as the basis for a lecture on adapting artworks in the New Music Project module at UWS. The Florists of San Nicolao:  Music and the adult folktale Introduction. I wrote the short story The Florists of

MA: Songwriting & Performance

This exciting new Masters programme, was developed and led by David and the BA: Commercial Music team at UWS. The following is an outline of the programme. The UWS site is here. Applications considered now. University of The West Of

MA: Songwriting & Performance

This exciting new Masters programme, was developed and led by David and the BA: Commercial Music team at UWS. The following is an outline of the programme. The UWS site is here. Applications considered now. University of The West Of