Some Day Soon.mp3

A song from the Beautiful Islands CD.

Wellington's Regret.mp3

This song features on Starfish, the album before Beautoful Islands. After the Battle of Waterloo, Wellington wrote: 'I hope to God this is my last battle.....I always say that next to a battle lost, the greatest misery is a battle gained'.


2016. This one is the first track on the Starfish album.

The Perfect Love.mp3

Originally on The Beggar and the Sand, this more recent recording was on the New Soles for Old Shoes album. 
11.01.2019 Another £15 to 
Music Action International
from sales of the Chester Songwriters CD making a total of £490 to date.
Review of the Chester Songwriters CD, courtesy of Dan Schott.

Or order the CD through the
Contact Form.

Chester Songwriters website:
Chester Songwriters
The Beggar and the Sand is on Spotify! You can hear the whole of the original album plus some 'out-takes' and some more recent covers. 


"I put your 5 CDs in the player....and Wow!....I was floored by how consistently excellent your songs are.....right up there with my favourite songwriters".

"I like very much your music, your lyrics, your performance, your simplicity and beauty in your works."

"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)

New CD album BEAUTIFUL ISLANDS now available. 

It's collection of songs from the early 1970's, only one of them ever recorded befor. The 'artwork' above has 21 clues relating to the songs on the CD.  Go to the Contact&Sales page to purchase the physical CD and downloads.

Answers to the 21 clues here.
If you click on the link below you get the album's title song and a slide show as well - enjoy, I hope!

Beautiful Islands Slide Show

Atkinsongs on the radio Friday 1st November.

Listen to the show (almost two hours) on Lost in Thyme Radio.

Big thanks to Spellbound for providing the opportunity for my music to be heard. 
See a trailer (four and a half minutes).
Coming soon: New album, 
Downloads available now if you do not want to wait for the CD.


  On the Contact & Sales Page is a Contact Form and here there is 
  information about the albums, including digital and physical sales.

  On the Story Page you can find out about the 'good causes' supported by
  Atkinsongs and read the story behind my music.
  There is a song from every album on Soundcloud.
  Below the collage is John Every's lovely video of Miranda and the Voyager.

The video below starts at 22 seconds - please be patient or move it forward. It's worth it.
Thank you John Every for the great work on the video!
All songs ©Dave Atkinson. Copyright held at Copyright House.
THANK YOU you to everyone who helps by buying my music on CD and vinyl or digital downloads and by giving me their original vinyl LPs.