Live at the Glad Cafe ( 2017 )
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'Live at the Glad cafe' originated from promotional
video recordings made in 2016 at a concert in the
Glad Cafe in Glasgow’s south side. It was never
intended to make a live album but the audio
recordings sounded so good we decided to go for it!
Live at the Glad Cafe’ provides an opportunity to hear
Neil up close and live accompanied by his talented new band comprising fiddler Jenny Sutherland and guitarist John Mcghee. The album offers a fresh take on some
older songs, introduces some new material and
captures the intimacy and laid back performance
typical of a Neil Thomson concert.
After a 12 year hiatus Paisley born singer musician Neil Thomson returns with a new folk inspired album ‘Gandiegow’ which covers a variety of topics including Bird (and people) Migration, Ceilidh Dancing, Hedgehogs, Sectarianism in Football, Wood for Burning, the families and crew of the Clipper Ships and the horror of the Clydebank Blitz.
"Mellow and relaxing, at times reminiscent of Eric Bogle, Neil’s voice is warm and his careful
and intimate lyrics offer food for thought amidst the peaceful atmosphere. Neil’s low-whistle is beautifully prominent, Gandiegow is an album to feel at ease with." Living Tradition Magazine
"Beautifully recorded, reminiscent of early Ralph McTell, Dougie Maclean or even The Incredibles"Folk Roots
Shore Crab ( Re released 2016 )
Featuring the poems of GerryCambridge.
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Shore Crab was originally released in 2005 and included recordings of poems written by Gerry Cambridge titled Madam Fi Fi’s Farewell,Shorecrab and Thought of Snow. Since this time Neil has set music to further poems written by Gerry and they decided to reissue Shorecrab
to include the new compositions. Two original recordings from the 2005 release remain; Madam Fi Fi’s Farewell and Thought of Snow. Four new recordings are included; Fallen Maple Leaves, Snawdraps and Gem Anemone from Gerry’s 1999 book of poems, Nothing but Heather! and Minister of Air from his 2003 publication Madam Fi Fi’s Farewell and other poems. In addition Shore Crab has been re-recorded for the new release and The Nature of Burns from Nothing but Heather! originally featuring on Neil's 2001 release, Common Ground, has been included to finally bring together a unique collection of Gerry’s delightful poems set to music.
Mind o Shug the Claw! 'Snawdraps' written in old Scots by Gerry Cambridge and set to music by Neil Thomson became a joint winner of the 2016 Nòs Ùr competition.sponsored by Hands up for Trad. More about it here.
Gently, folky listening in a unique and contemporary style.
Find out about the joys of the Bonnie Wee Well, take a road
trip through Death Valley, unearth the nature of Burns or
find out the secrets of the Old Armchair!
The List Magazine“The year in the making debut album
from Paisley Singer/ Songwriter Neil Thomson is a welcome alternative.
Its 10 tracks of gentle and evocative folky listening, are more akin to a leisurely rural run, Thomson investing the whole with a James Taylor-esque peaceful assurance”.