My album Starfish is live on Spotify! Just click on the link and all 12 tracks are there for you to stream and download. Mainly songs from the last 5 years, it kicks off with the satrirical romp that is Facebookland. You can hear that one here...
My album Leavings is live on Spotify! Just click on the link and all 12 tracks are there for you to stream and download. 1980's material, it starts with the classic All Those Songs About Sunny Califiornia, the first of some lovely duets with my daughter, Katie.
Autobisongraphy is a compilation of 24 songs going back to 1969 and you can get at it via the link above. I put this out as a fund-raiser for West Cheshire Foodbank and generous souls have made donations totalling £160.
There are more songs on Soundcloud. The whole of the Beggar and the Sand (1976) and Leavings (mainly 1980's songs) are on Spotify.
Videos and Slide Shows...........
Top row: Left, The Garth Song, for the Anabasis Mountaineering Club's now former Hut in Snowdonia. On the right a setting of Thomas Hardy's poem 'The Darkling Thrush' (1899).
Second row: Cumbria Mountain Music, my homage to the Lake District. On the right John Every's fine video for 'Miranda and the Voyager' performed as a duet with my daughter Katie (2013).
Third row: Left, welcoming the little yellow ones and featuring family, and friends from the Chester music scene and from Talent is Timeless, a national forum for songwriters aged 50+. The Cradle slide show was put together for my own 70th birthday, May 2020.
Bottom row: Left, 'Beautiful Islands' (1970) to enjoy with Katie. Finally, right,my song 2020 'Vancouver', beautifully covered here by Chris Howarth. It is one of 13 Atkinsong covers on the 'Reimagined' album.
Atkinsongs on the radio.
Big thanks to Spellbound for providing the opportunity for my music to be heard on LostinTyme radio, in November 2019 and 2020. As last year, it was theme-based, drawing on half a century of songs. You can listen to the 2020 show here on Mixcloud:
(MIxcloud Photo: idreamofpies photography Chester)
See a trailer (four and a half minutes) for the November 2019 show.
Chester Songwriters CD
A total of £500 from sales of CD by Chester Songwriters donated to Music Action International. Order the CD through the Contact Form. Just £5.00, all proceeds to MAI.
As well as this, Atkinsongs has raised over £1800 for a variety of good causes.
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.
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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.
Chester Songwriters website: Chester Songwriters
This one is the first track on the Starfish album.
Another track from the Starfish album, this one is based on something Wellingtom wrote to one of his lady friends after Waterloo. Horribly relevant given the unfolding tragedy in Ukraine.
"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)