Mull songwriter launches new EP

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Mull singer songwriter Sam Hird, who lives on the Isle of Mull, is launching a new EP next month, thanks, in part, to the team at An Tobar in Tobermory.

Sam manages the beautiful Carsaig estate on the island, which featured in the 1945 Powell and Pressburger movie, I Know Where I’m Going’ – Martin Scorcese’s favourite film.

Originally from Manchester where he studied music and worked with the popular band Bird To Beast, Sam now has a new baby with his partner, so touring is out of the question. However, An Tobar, the arts centre in Tobermory, are championing the musician, believing he should be more widely known.

After an outstanding appearance at the Tobermory venue supporting a visiting band, they got him straight into the studio to record five of his fantastic songs for his new EP, Skin.

The musicians on the recording are Christian Madden from The Earlies (currently playing keyboard in Liam Gallagher’s band), Andy Robinson and Gogs from the King Creosote on drums and bass, and Hannah Fisher from Idlewild on backing vocals.

Recorded in An Tobar by producer/engineer Gordon Maclean, who has worked with Roddy Woomble, King Creosote, Mull Historical Society, Michael Marra, Aidan O’Rourke from Lau, Andrew Wasylyk, and Bill Wells, An Tobar has now released the EP on Tob Records, with cover artwork by Mull artist Joe McHugh.