I’ve spent a bit of time recording this year and am delighted to say that there is not just one, but two releases in the offing!
First up is the 4-track Winterland EP, which will be out in time for Christmas and along with the title track will feature a new version of The Street Dragged Us Down, On Christmas Day and another brand new track.
New Year will then see the release of my 5th album, the follow-up to Lift. More details on the tracks, and a release date, will follow but suffice to say I’m excited about getting a batch of new songs out. Here’s hoping you think they’re worth the wait…
Just over two weeks until the Edinburgh Festival Fringe gets underway, and I’m really looking forward to playing this year’s A Songwriters’ Circle show.
Taking place at The Jazz Bar (Venue 57) on Sunday 6th August, the show will also feature my old cohort Paul Gilbody, and fantastic Welsh-born troubadour Jack Harris. Together, we’ll be playing our songs and talking a little bit about how those songs were written.
Tickets are available from the Edinburgh Fringe website and also from the Fringe Box Office on the Royal Mile:
Douglas is making an appearance as part of the Corstorphine Festival on Friday 2nd June at RHC Cougars Rugby Club in Union Park, Corstorphine. This music event will also feature Paul Gilbody and will see the two songwriters collaborating on each others material as well as performing some tracks solo.
The event is to raise funds for the Corstorphine Public Hall Rebuild and tickets will be available on the door, priced £5.
I’ll be making my first solo live appearance of the year on Sunday 2nd April 2017, at The Granary, in Leith, Edinburgh. I’ll be playing a short set as part of a charity event organised by PASDA (pasda.org.uk) to mark World Autism Awareness Week. Full details on the Live Dates page.
After a little flurry of recording in advance of the 12 Downloads of Christmas last November, I also have tentative plans to begin recording again in April, this time for a new album. I’ll keep you up to date as things proceed…
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.
You can now download or listen again to my 4 song set from The Spree arts festival in Paisley last Saturday. The music can be found on the Celtic Music Radio website by clicking the link below:
Douglas Kay – Live at the Spiegeltent
The tracks featured are:
All That We’ve Lost
I’ll be playing a short set tomorrow (Saturday 15th Oct) from 5pm at The Spiegeltent in County Square, Paisley. The set is part of the Danny Kyle Stage event at Paisley’s arts festival, The Spree.