I started composing tunes in 2015. Before then I often improvised on various instruments, especially the piano, but never composed anything specific. One day I decided to try composing an actual tune. Since then I've written quite a few.
Tunes often emerge when I'm noodling around on the piano or cavaquinho. Sometimes I decide to write a tune to go in a set with others, or decide to write one in a particular key. Other times I think of a name, then write a tune to go with it.
At first I didn't write tunes down, but would record them on my phone, then on my computer. In 2018 I started writing and arranging tunes using musescore.
My tunes get played, by me and others, at folk music sessions in and around Bangor, and they will be included in a book of tunes from North Wales. One tune has been played on Radio Cymru. My tunes also feature on my podcasts.
Some recordings are on multiple instruments, others have multiple parts on a single instrument.
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