This is a demo of another of the new songs. It's called Darkness Coming Down. You can hear the full band recorded version on the new album, Hard as Nails.
Since there's no chance of recording any new material with the band just now, I thought I'd experiment with some home videos. This is the first one. A tribute to my good friend, the late Kenny MacDonald. We've played it at a couple of gigs, but not many have heard it.
I wrote this song about the Iolaire disaster of New Years Day 1919 on the Isle of Lewis. This is another unrecorded song. I wrote it after a visit to Lewis just before the centenary commemoration of the Iolaire disaster - New Years Day 2019. I had known about it for most of my life, but I read up all I could, and I hope it is sensitively and accurately done.
Alex MacDonald and band playing "Tam Moncrieff" live at Dundee. The tall tale of how an Edinburgh drug baron meets his nemesis in the person of an old Highland crofter called Dan Mackay - "I come in judgement and not in grace." Video by Colin Mackay.
"A9" performed in St Peter's, Dundee. Thanks to Colin Mackay for the video.
"Kildonan Strath" performed in St Peter's, Dundee. Thanks to Colin Mackay for the video.
"Into the Light" performed in St Peter's, Dundee. Thanks to Colin Mackay for the video.
A video from Into the Light launch in Edinburgh:Video on Facebook
Big Man (clip) at Edinburgh Fringe
Restless Men at Edinburgh Fringe