13.02.2018
The sum of £700 donated today to the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital Charity.  Specifically, £500 has gone to supporting investment in Robotics surgery and £200 to supporting Atrial Fibrillation research.
THANK YOU you to everyone who has helped to generate this money by buying my music on CD and vinyl. We picked this charity because my daughter Amy has been looked after so well by the hospital when having 2 pacemakers fitted.
09.02.2018
Many thanks to the good people of Chester U3A for inviting me to 'present' at their monthly meeting.....a few songs and a
lot of chat plus more CDs sold to support the LHCH Charity.  
06.02.2018
My 1976 album, The Beggar and the Sand, is now available at: http://store.cdbaby.com/cd/daveatkinson
As well as the whole of the original album, there are 5 extra tracks, 2 session out-takes and 3 more recent re-takes of the original songs. The 're-take' of The Perfect Love (the last track on the original album) and an out-take, The Old Mountaineer's Song, are on the links below.
Just a few remaining now of my latest CD - Some of Mine - which has material from 2011 on, including Miranda and Voyager, you can listen and watch here.
Two more tracks, Ceasefire, and Cecelia (The Lady with the Ermine), are on Soundcloud
Also available, the vinyl re-issue of The Beggar and the Sand. One
only remaining at £50. Enquiries through the contact form.
17.11.2017 Some 1970's material (recovered from tape) released on a new vinyl album, The Manchester Tapes, limited edition,and sold out but CD available to order. Two songs (Mp3) from this below. 

The Old Mountaineer's Song.mp3

The Perfect Love.mp3

One Day at a Time.mp3

Magic Carpet.mp3

       Welcome to the Atkinsongs website!

 On this Home Page you will find MP3 files of some of my songs plus
 news and reviews. Click the
 StoryPage link for a brief  history. Click  the Buy Page for sales and the 'good  causes' they support.
You will also find navigation links at the top of each page.
The video takes a little while to start - be patient, it's worth it.
More of my songs can be heard on my Soundcloud page, including 
Cecelia and the Ermine and Ceasefire which are on the Some of Mine CD.
All songs ©Dave Atkinson. Copyright held at Copyright House.
WHAT THEY SAY:

"It's the best folk/SSW album (First Take) I've heard in along time. I'm so happy to have this album!!! The price was expensive but the pressing is top notch (it's rarely the case nowadays). It is worth every penny".

"I bought one, and I'm hooked".  (The Beggar and the Sand)

"Great work Dave, I will continue play and enjoy it for many months".

“Your music was the perfect soundtrack for a long drive to Scotland”.

“It's a very beautiful album. I love your style, your bittersweet songs, how melodies accompany your singing, the images that the  lyrics evoke. I'm so glad I discovered your music”. (The Beggar and the Sand)

"We listen to melodic folklore outpourings, which are very intimate and lyrical. I, here, under them effectively sank". (The Beggar and the Sand)

"The essential is there: songs that go right to the heart......he has taken particular care to scribble the history of each song, their date of genesis.....we measure the long path travelled to arrive at this secret and intimate realisation". (The Beggar and the Sand)