On the far right, my seasonal offering, a collaboration with fellow-members of Chester U3A. The original recording was on my Patchwork album.
Atkinsongs on the radio.
Big thanks to Spellbound for providing the opportunity for my music to be heard on LostinTyme radio, on November 6th 2020. As last year, it was theme-based, 28 songs and this time the themes were Music, Money, God, Myth, Art, Love, and Hope. You can listen to the whole show here on Mixcloud:
(MIxcloud Photo: idreamofpies photogtaphy Chester)
Bespoke CDs based on the themes - on request.
See a trailer (four and a half minutes). The last 2 hour show was on 1st November 2019. There is a link below to the whole of the last show.
New CD album Beautiful Islands available now.
This is a collection of songs from the early 1970's, only one of them ever recorded before. The artwork top centre right is from the cover. Go to the Contact&Sales page to purchase the physical CD and downloads.
Centre right for thetitle song with a slide show. Below that, Some Day Soon, also from the album.
Far right, songs and slide shows: Bella (with the art of Marc Chagall), John Every's lovely video of Miranda and the Voyager, sung with my daughter Katie, The Cradle (created for my recent 70th birthday), and Cumbria Mountain Music.
There are more songs on Soundcloud.
On the Contact & Sales Page is a Contact Form and here there is information about the albums, including digital and physical sales.
WAV/Mp3 FILES FOR DOWNLOAD, 200 SONG RECORDINGS
On the Story Page you can find out about the 'good causes' supported by Atkinsongs and read the story behind my music.
Atkinsongs on the radio.
Big thanks to Spellbound for providing the opportunity for my music to be heard on LostinTyme radio. See a trailer (four and a half minutes). The 2 hour show was on 1st November 2019.
All songs ©Dave Atkinson. Copyright held at
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.
09.07.2020 A total of £490 from sales of CD by Chester Songwriters donated to Music Action International making a total of £490 to date. Order the CD through the Contact Form. Just £5.00, all proceeds to MAI.
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.
Some Day Soon.mp3
A song from the Beautiful Islands CD.
This song features on Starfish, the album before Beautiful 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'.
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.
"We listen to melodic folklore outpourings, which are very intimate and lyrical. I, here, under them effectively sank". (The Beggar and the Sand)
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 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 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”.
"I like very much your music, your lyrics, your performance, your simplicity and beauty in your works."
"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)