Rebecca Rowe

Choral setting for five voices of the author's poem: performed 2000-2010

Elegy for Colum Cille by composer Rebecca Rowe with text by the author, based on the lament by Dallán Forgaill (AD 597), was commissioned Cappella Nova in honour of St Columba's Day. It was premiered in St Columba’s, London in June 2000 with subsequent performances including Glasgow Cathedral; Greyfriars, Edinburgh; & St Paul's, Dundee all in 2002 & St Giles High Kirk, Edinburgh in 2010
Also with Rebecca Rowe, music for Alastair Cook's filmpoem How Well It Burns (see poetry films)

Wendy Stewart

Poetry & improvised music on clarsach: active 1996-98


The Fire & the Cross

Performances with traditional clarsach player Wendy Stewart at various venues around Scotland during a three year period of collaboration. Appearances included Edinburgh Poetry Festival (1998), Edinburgh International Book Festival (1997), Celtic Connections (1997), BBC Radio Scotland (1996) & a number of performances at Shore Poets sessions in Edinburgh

Peter Thomas

Poetry & improvised music on piano and/or guitar: active 1992-95

Serpents Licked Her Ears

Ocassional collaborations with multi-instrumentalist Peter Thomas, generally with improvised piano accompaniment, resulting in several performances at Edinburgh's Shore Poets monthly sessions

Other musical collaborators

These have included Dave Burnett (guitar, ukulele, vocals) for performances of The Home Service, presented at the Callander Poetry Weekend in 2011 & Dundee Rep in 2012, Ben Bryden (tenor sax) for joint perfromances in New York in 2012 & Finn Moore (small pipes) for performances on a British Council supported tour in southern Poland in 1998.