12 Downloads of Christmas 2016

While some organisations egg us on to begin the Christmas build up in October, the best festive traditions don’t start until we’re safely into December. In that spirit, today sees the return of my very own contribution to the season with the start of the 12 Downloads of Christmas for 2016.

I’ll be posting a live recording, a cover version, a remix or previously unreleased DK track every day from the 13th December right up to Christmas Day, for you to download and keep.

The first of the 12 songs for this year is an exclusive recording of a brand new song called Chimed. You can hear that song and the others, as they’re posted, by clicking below:

The 12 songs will be posted on the Douglas Kay Soundcloud page and you can access the tracks as soon as they’re posted by clicking HERE.

And Relax…

Thanks to everybody who made it along to see me playing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August, it was fantastic to see so many folk out. Between solo gigs, A Songwriters’ Circle and The Sorries shows I ended up doing about 25 performances over the month – which was very hectic but thoroughly rewarding.

I’m having a little break from live stuff just now, but the arrival of a new digital piano has seen me writing some little things which may well make it on to the next album. In the meantime, you can still get all the other albums – including the latest, Lift – through iTunes or on CD here on the site.

Edinburgh Festival Dates

7th July 2016 cropAfter making my first solo appearance of this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe last Sunday, I’m now gearing up for two more shows this week.

I am particularly excited about the first of the two (this Thursday, 11th Aug) as it will see me sharing the stage with my frequent collaborator & chum Alan R Davison, and also with the fantastic Edwina Hayes (of whom I have long been an admirer). The three of us will take the stage Song Circle 2016together as part of A Songwriters’ Circle, and then take turns to perform our songs and chat a little about how they were written. These nights are always special and this one promises to be no different.
For tickets, visit the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Box Office or use the link below:

https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/songwriters-circle

The second show of the week (Sunday 14th) will see me return to the Edinburgh Gin stage in St Andrew’s Square Gardens to perform a solo set of songs. And the good thing is, with this being Edinburgh and it being an outdoor show, it’s BOUND to be sunny…

Gig – Wed 27th July

Hey folks. I’m playing a gig in Edinburgh this week (Wednesday 27th August) at Electric Circus on Market Street. The concert also features Plum Duff and is in aid of the Joshua Nolan Foundation, which is working to reduce the number of suicides in Scotland.

Entry to the gig is £7, doors open at 7pm and I’ll be on stage at 7.30pm