Madelaine Cave: a member of Tomfoolery, interpreter of traditional Scottish folk songs and radio presenter
Radio Saltire: where I present My Little Radio Show along with my good friend and poet Bob Shields every Tuesday evening from 21.00 - 23.00
Bernard Brogue; A superb Dutch songwriter and a great friend.
Symi - our favourite holiday destination and subject of the song that Jane and I co-wrote, "The Harbour At Symi"
Loanhead Music Festival; A really good event, very friendly and lots of brilliant music.
David Ferrard: Another really great songwriter and a very good friend.
The Royal Oak: The home of Foakies and well arguably the best music pub in Edinburgh.
Anice Gilland's website : Anice organises the Almond Valley Folk Club in West Lothian.
Steve Eulberg: A really nice musician from America. I've got a couple of his CDs.
Acoustic Underground Edinburgh: A good site for local singer songwriters.
Powder Blue: Great songwriting.
The Centre for Political Song: A very good site with lots of tremendous lyrics and info.
Writers Bloc: Short stories and tall tales.
Moondance: This is the only site I can find for two of the best musicians I know, Ken Kennedy and Kathy Stewart.
John Tribe: A good friend who also happens to be a direct decendant of Lord Nelson. Bob and I collaborated with John on a song about Trafalgar.
Kevin Cadwallender: A great poet from North East England.
Broceliande: A wonderfully inventive group from America whom I would love to have play on my next CD...I can but hope!
KHL Amsterdam: A very friendly venue with really nice people.
Edinburgh Folk Club: A great folk club. Playing the main spot there was an absolute highlight for me.
Dropkick: The Taylor Boys; Edinburgh's answer to The Everleys.
The Wee Folk Club: One of the best folk clubs in the world as far as I'm concerned. It's also one of the smallest.
Coracle Man: Nick Allmark's website. I admire his songwriting, his guitar playing and his ability to organise things...and his soup!
The Travelling Waverlies: Never less than 750lbs of poetry and song.
Macarthur music and the Six Songwriters: The Companions website...ah the memories!
Jacouse: Arthur and Margo Wilson at their best.
Arthur Wilson: The man behind macarthur music, the voice behind many a great harmony and the twiddler behind the knob on many a great production.
Linlithgow Folk Festival / Footstompin' Celtic Music: Some fine musicians, songwriters and at least one very good poet.
West lothian Songwriters Group: Not the most up to date website ever but a great bunch of very creative people.
Raglan Festival: I played the festival in 2005 to a very large and noisy crowd...I don't think they heard me!
EdRush: An umbrella organisation for all of the disparate groups that organise events in Edinburgh all year round...not just during the Festival in August. They deserve a load of praise.
Nancy Somerville: A great poet and friend. A Doakie to our Foakies.
Tom Clelland: He writes song like Guy Clark; understated, accessible and always listenable. Without doubt one of my favourite songwriters.
Georgie Young: A wonderful Scottish artist who's painting we used for the cover of the Companions CD. I love her paintings; they have a spiritual quality but a lightness as well, which makes them special.
Cobi Sanders: A really lovely lady who paints with real expression and a freedom of spirit. we met her on Symi and I have used one of her paintings for the cover of The Journeyman.
Durham Literature Festival: An older site but perhaps it will be updated soon.
Chris Rogers: A really talented songwriter who has written some wonderful songs. I particularly like the ones that are based on poetry.
Sara Kamin: A special talent. In terms of songwriting I think she just gets better all the time. She has a great voice and a really confident way of engaging with the audience.
Michelle Hughes: Another really good young songwriter. I'd buy her next CD for one track alone...the one about the buskers. It's a really well constructed song. I'm jealous!
Birnam CD: They manufactured the Companions CD and did a pretty good job. This site is about the only place on the web you'll find a reference to Donald Buick, who is a songwriter I would rate as high as anyone you care to mention.
The Metro-gnomes aka Mark Rafferty and Andrea Tomlinson. A great duo, two superb performers who are also both excellent songwriters a very rare combination.
Robin Cairns: A great performance poet from Glasgow. I would almost welcome the chance to be insulted by him because of the wit and charm he'd use to do it. He stands in the great tradition of no-one, which, by the way, is a very long tradition in Clydebank.
Kenny Flint: Since joining Bandzoogle which is a great website design and management site, I've made a lot of useful contacts in the U.S. and Kenny Flint and the Rough Diamond Band have given me a lot of support and advice. Kenny's from Tampa Bay and his music is a mix of oldies, Country and Southern Rock and always great to listen to.
Bandzoogle: a brilliant tool for creating and managing your website - if you like this one then that's proof enough as to what a good site Banzoogle provide for independent musicians.