Andrew Hennessey of Edinburgh, Scotland is a Scottish musician, composer, colourist, artist and natural and supernatural photographer with an interest in folklore and mythology.
Today he is also a professional session musician, composer, storyteller and digital artist and has recently re-invented tartan as Startan.
03/26/2017 09:30 PM
The Magic of Ancient Fife
Balwearie castle - Michael Scott the Mages tower near Kirkcaldy, the Stones at Lundin Links and Balbirnie
03/07/2017 04:23 PM
new CD in 2017 - Electric Tartan
I know - I know - kids can do this on their iPhone between gaming sessions.
Kids today can burp into their iPhones, modulate and arpeggiate the sounds on some magical APP, add some beat to it, tweek distort and delay it with a range of effects I could only hae dreamed of in my youth and then instantly sell the products to some record label - but there is actually some skill in producing lounge music.
The choice of dynamic backing, the mix and levels of it - the choice of lead solo playing and its feel and sensitivity.
I have an opportunity to improvise in a style that I call jazzmetaz - which you can hear more of at:http://www.jazzmetaz.com
I had two friends in Kirkcaldy, both long departed alas, who recognised the genre of electric and acoustic combinations - true it's not everybody's cup of tea, but then - what is ??
So here is Electric Tartan - overdue from myself - this stuff has been sitting about in folders etc not mastered or chopped for a long while - but not forgotten !!
12/06/2015 12:27 AM
Going Forth to Multiply
Going Forth to Multiply
By Andrew Hennessey
Oh big elastic dangly bridge
Ower the silvery Forth
It’s a great shame that you’re
All cracked up
With problems so immense
You’re now a suspension bridge
That keeps no business in suspense
Your metal towers weary stance,
Metal fatigue which at a glance
Is fit only for cycle or ambulance
No more white van or HGV
Speeding home in time for tea
To the ancient Kingdom
And with rusty cables
At your gables
There’s no more need to worry
All traffic now must stop
Because no-ones in a hurry
Eleven mile jams all up the valley
Because everybody and their brother knows
The next bridge is Kincardine
It all might end
With the newest bridge
Whilst commuters hide in the park and ride
By the thousands in all weather
Business done by the iPhone fax
Green Scots pay their Carbon Tax
Wait in queues and blether
With internet in the Park and Ride
Business is somewhat peripatetic
I hope the next bridge works much better
Because this one is pathetic.