SONGS from the festival
Below are a few of the songs completed (or started) at Glasgow Songwriting Festival over the years. Some of the songs have gone on to have radio play and even appear on commercial releases.
Each songwriter has been asked to write a bit about how the song came about and to chose an image which represents it. Click on an image to hear the song.
If you are a former participant of Glasgow Songwriting Festival and want some of your work featured here please send info@glasgowsongwritingfestival a square image to represent the song (could be album cover), a link to the song, a little bit about the background of the song, a square image of yourself and a link to your website or social media.
I Wish it Wasn't Like This
On 2nd July my mum was rushed to hospital amidst the Corona Virus. She’d had a fall and I hadn’t even been there to help.
I was able to visit her in the hospital garden but she was very frail and subdued. We sat in the blazing sun. She hadn’t been outside for years so it should have been a happy occasion but I was consumed with guilt and sadness.
When visiting time was over, I walked away, leaving her sitting silently under the tree. I felt so helpless and wondered if this was the last time I would ever see her.
Luckily, she came home a few months later. Her favourite tree is the Azalea so this formulated the lyrics.
Razale Scott Olivier
Apple Cake for Adeline
‘Apple cake for Adeline’ came to life when the title phrase, that had randomly popped into my mind while I was strumming my guitar, joined up with an exercise in a workshop by Kim Richey. The song tells the tale of Adeline trying to make sense of her parents’ struggle to keep the wolf from the door, as she dreams of a jackpot win.
Sarah Jane Rimmer