March of the Scottish Samurai. I wrote this tune during the Covid19 Lockdown in June 2020 for Aberdeen Karate master Ronnie Watt (9th Dan) who also founded the popular Scottish Samurai Awards. During the lockdown, Ronnie's karate classes were all suspended due to the Lockdown and because of the danger of the Corona virus spreading [...]
Written in April 2018 for my Grandmother, a well known Turriff lady. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Harper Littlejohn. Sadly she died soon after it was written and I never had the opportunity to present it to her. I hope she can hear it being played now and that she is smiling.
Written for Fritz Wendland, the first man in Germany to earn a black belt in karate, who became the founding president of the World Karate Confederation. Fritz visits Aberdeen frequently and loves Scotland, its music and culture.
I wrote this for Ronnie Watt OBE ORS when he became a 9th Dan black belt in Shotokan karate. Ronnie is a brilliant Karate master and an inspiration for many people. He has taught for more than 50 years in Aberdeen and often travels abroad to teach at karate festivals and competitions.
Albert is a retired police officer and founder of the Diced Cap Appeal that has raised over a million pounds for local and national charities.
Sandy Browns Magic Blue Lampie Written for Sandy Brown and his famous Aberdeen establishment loved by musicians around the world. I spent many nights of playing and enjoying myself there. I try and attend the regular Monday night traditional music session as much as possible. Sandy and his venue have been the best independent supporter [...]
Written for Dorothy Newlands of Lauriston, Baroness of Miltonhaven. Dorothy is a journalist and author, she was first runner-up to the Miss United Kingdom competition in 1977 and lives in one of the oldest privately-owned castles in Scotland which she and her husband Willy have spent decades restoring.