My training wasn’t as a historian but as a musician. It’s now rare I play much in public, but when I do the music is a soundtrack to Atlantic coastlines: an attempt to spill saltwater in the city…


Here are links to two older contrasting recordings I played on:

— A placid Nordic seascape called ‘Fjord Song’ from an album, Still picture, by the composer Jon Opstad.

— And an oily sea shanty, ‘The Serpent’s Tale’ from an album by the singer-songwriter & historian David G Cox.


I’d love, one day, to get back to my roots & combine words & music (especially if Talisk, Rant, or Rachel Newton are ever available…).