Ashford Days OUT TODAY – 1st single + Journey to Where pre-orders

The first single from my duo album with Ross Stanley, Journey to Where, is out today on Stoney Lane Records! It’s a tune by Ross called Ashford Days. From today, you can also pre-order the album on CD, Ltd Edition 2LP and also digital download. Take a look here on Bandcamp to pre-order (you get one track immediately if you do!).

Here is the incredible cover art …

The artwork is by Tríona Milne, who I commissioned especially for this. She is both a formidable artist and viola player, and appears on my very first album ‘Tangent’ … and the excellent cover design is by Keith Dodds.

CDs will be printed in a 6-panel sleeve on lovely textured uncoated board, with the first 50 signed and numbered by Ross and myself (releasing 8th March 2024).

The very special double LPs will be manufactured by Optimal in Germany, on beautiful heavyweight 180g black vinyl in a full gatefold sleeve. Ross and I will sign and number the first 100 in this limited run of just 300. Releasing on vinyl will be a first for Ross and I – it will be fantastic to have this amazing cover art printed at this size. However, the costs of such a production are pretty huge for us all, so we’re aiming for a minimum pre-order of 100 before we go to production in the early spring, to release in May alongside some special gigs (more on those soon!). Of course, refunds will be sent in the unlikely event we don’t hit our LP pre-orders, but hopefully it won’t come to that… And, anyone who pre-orders the LP version will get the digital version of the album from March 8th.

at the Wigmore Hall recording sessions in 2021

We hope you enjoy perusing what’s on offer during the festive season, and join us in our Journey to Where! I cannot tell you how great it feels to finally be getting these sounds out there… we recorded this music in 2021. Huge thanks to John Gilhooly and everyone at Wigmore Hall for enabling this project; more huge thanks to Chris Kelly (bassist, and my husband) for teaching himself about recording over lockdown, and then engineering, mixing, and mastering the whole album for us; and more huge thanks to Sam Slater at Stoney Lane Records for putting the album out with such panache.