Category Archives: The Pearlfishers

David Scott has been songwriter and producer of The Pearlfishers since their first release in 1991.

Guest Blog: Don Klees interviews David Scott

When I asked David if he’d be willing to answer some questions about his songs for a profile of the Pearlfishers for the website CultureSonar, he was generous with both his time and his thoughts. Consequently there was far more

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Guest Blog: Don Klees interviews David Scott

When I asked David if he’d be willing to answer some questions about his songs for a profile of the Pearlfishers for the website CultureSonar, he was generous with both his time and his thoughts. Consequently there was far more

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David Scott: I Just See The Rainbow

Live performance for the BBC at the Quay sessions with the story of how ‘I Just See The Rainbow‘ came to be…

David Scott: I Just See The Rainbow

Live performance for the BBC at the Quay sessions with the story of how ‘I Just See The Rainbow‘ came to be…

The Umbrellas of Shibuya

David Scott: The Umbrellas of Shibuya From BBC Music at The Quay summer 2015

The Umbrellas of Shibuya

David Scott: The Umbrellas of Shibuya From BBC Music at The Quay summer 2015

The Pearlfishers: The Last Days of September

This film takes you an a short journey around a dream-state Falkirk with Alan Davie murals, Italian cafes, a Cattle Tryst… From The Pearlfishers ‘Open Up Your Colouring Book’ album.

The Pearlfishers: The Last Days of September

This film takes you an a short journey around a dream-state Falkirk with Alan Davie murals, Italian cafes, a Cattle Tryst… From The Pearlfishers ‘Open Up Your Colouring Book’ album.

Paper Lifetime Guarantees

I wrote this song with Amy Allison back in the days when collaborating on songs over email seemed like a vaguely innovative act. This and other songs we made ended up on an album called Turn Like The World Does in 2012, still

Paper Lifetime Guarantees

I wrote this song with Amy Allison back in the days when collaborating on songs over email seemed like a vaguely innovative act. This and other songs we made ended up on an album called Turn Like The World Does in 2012, still

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

Selected Lyrics: The Snow Lamb

The Snow Lamb was released on The Pearlfishers album A Sunflower at Christmas (MA 63, 2004). The lyric tells the story of an encounter between two children and the magical creature of the title who lures them into a forest

Selected Lyrics: The Snow Lamb

The Snow Lamb was released on The Pearlfishers album A Sunflower at Christmas (MA 63, 2004). The lyric tells the story of an encounter between two children and the magical creature of the title who lures them into a forest

Conversations With The Creative Selves

I’m thinking about different definitions of the concept of transformation in a songwriting context, examples of elements coming together and transforming into a new musical expression: places, memories, shards of melody, visual images. The fabled mixture of inspiration and perspiration

Conversations With The Creative Selves

I’m thinking about different definitions of the concept of transformation in a songwriting context, examples of elements coming together and transforming into a new musical expression: places, memories, shards of melody, visual images. The fabled mixture of inspiration and perspiration

A Sunflower On Camphill

In the late summer of 2004 I was living in a flat in Camphill Avenue, Glasgow. The place was a bit, you know, strange. It consisted of one large room with bay windows into which had been built a small kitchen

A Sunflower On Camphill

In the late summer of 2004 I was living in a flat in Camphill Avenue, Glasgow. The place was a bit, you know, strange. It consisted of one large room with bay windows into which had been built a small kitchen

The Pearlfishers: Ice Race

From the album A Sunflower At Christmas. Drawings by Oscar In Venice, Moves by Blane Savage.

The Pearlfishers: Ice Race

From the album A Sunflower At Christmas. Drawings by Oscar In Venice, Moves by Blane Savage.

Norman Blake & David Scott: Hammond Song

Film by Jim Burns. In Autumn 2007 Norman Blake and I were invited to play a bunch of shows through Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Luxembourg by our friends at Tapete, Hamburg as part of a tour called Sit Down And

Norman Blake & David Scott: Hammond Song

Film by Jim Burns. In Autumn 2007 Norman Blake and I were invited to play a bunch of shows through Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Luxembourg by our friends at Tapete, Hamburg as part of a tour called Sit Down And