Look After Yourself is a reference to Owen’s auntie Mhairi Noble’s cat Clacker. Owen was up at her house at St Ola on the mainland of Orkney one afternoon and playing away on the mandolin. As this tune started to form, he looked over to see the cat bobbing it’s head in time with the music- or so he thought. Closer inspection revealed that the cat was in fact just taking care of some personal hygiene.
Rachel Newton this album's producer extraordinaire made a commission “Changeling” for Celtic Connections two years ago, based on Gaelic and Scot’s mythology of changelings- demon fairy babies. It’s generally held across all of the innumerable stories and songs about the changelings, that the only way to get rid of them was to throw them on the fire and up the lum.
released July 27, 2016
Look After Yourself (Owen Sinclair)
Alpha Sheep (Joseph Peach)
Up the Lum (Rachel Newton)