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  2. 2 Falling Down 03:49 Info
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  3. 3 Don't Wish Your Dreams Away 05:19 Info
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  4. 4 Sonoma & Sistine 04:09 Info
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  5. 5 Will You Fly Away? 04:26 Info
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  6. 6 I Ain't Goin' Dancin' No More 02:56 Info
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  7. 7 Welcome The Morn 05:16 Info
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  8. 8 Everybody Lies 03:40 Info
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  9. 9 Prada Heels 04:50 Info
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  10. 10 The Blue Part Of My Heart 04:54 Info
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  11. 11 Hawthorn 04:35 Info
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  12. 12 Indiana 05:15 Info
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  13. 13 The Last Sailor Man 03:48 Info
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  14. 14 Approaching Horizontal 04:15 Info
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  15. 15 Without Tears 04:05 Info
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  16. 16 Runaway Blues 03:06 Info
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  17. 17 Boston 04:36 Info
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  18. 18 The Rose Of Morelos 04:36 Info
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  19. 19 Little Lucifer 06:56 Info
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  20. 20 If I Could Hold Her In My Arms 05:04 Info
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  21. 21 The Love of Columbine 03:12 Info
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  22. 22 The Woman 05:04 Info
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  23. 23 I Want To Be Kissed 04:21 Info
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  24. 24 The Bells of San Giulio 03:28 Info
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  25. 25 The Glen of Amelanchier 04:06 Info
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  26. 26 We All Want To Go Home Now 04:01 Info
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  27. 27 The Black Flag 04:35 Info
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  28. 28 Everybodys Got To Learn To Dance 04:25 Info
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  29. 29 The Aleph 03:15 Info
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  30. 30 In The Turning Of Our Time 04:16 Info
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  31. 31 Wild Geese 02:43 Info
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  32. 32 The Harbour At Symi 04:10 Info
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  33. 33 My Little Radio 02:38 Info
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  34. 34 The Journeyman 05:09 Info
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  35. 35 Dust On Dust 03:49 Info
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  36. 36 Rolling Home 03:38 Info
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  37. 37 Fall Alone 03:04 Info
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  38. 38 When It Gets This Late In The Evening 04:53 Info
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  39. 39 Better Times 03:43 Info
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  40. 40 First To Last 02:58 Info
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  41. 41 Rockets Over Babylon 03:45 Info
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  42. 42 There's Blue And There's Blue 04:10 Info
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  43. 43 Rockin' Rollin' Boy 03:00 Info
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  44. 44 If I Ever Get To Hold You 05:48 Info
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  45. 45 Italian Walk 04:07 Info
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  46. 46 Love In Vain 04:24 Info
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  47. 47 I've Been Losing You 02:45 Info
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  48. 48 The Song She Sang 02:04 Info
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  49. 49 Wasting Time 02:45 Info
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  51. 51 Sleeping On The Streets Of New Orleans 04:39 Info
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  52. 52 Being Free 05:09 Info
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  59. 59 In The Early Morning 03:47 Info
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  60. 60 Isn't That The Way? 03:35 Info
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  61. 61 Drowned In Love 04:13 Info
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CDs

birthmarked: It was always an ambition to record my songs. Through a stroke of luck I was put in touch with the very talented knob twiddler, Arthur Wilson, by a colleague and friend, Jim Bathgate, and that meeting led to this CD. I performed the songs straight off so there's no big productions but it has a certain charm. In reality, when I started recording with Arthur, many of the songs were lyrically unfinished so I got together with yet another colleague, Bob Shields, who happens to be one of the best poets in Scotland, and he helped me complete a lot of them. I have a great deal to thank Jim, Arthur and Bob for and I am really grateful for all of their help and guidance. I can look back on recording birthmarked as a significant point in my life for many reasons but I am particularly glad that it has since given me the opportunity to meet so many musicians and to make so many new friends.

Speaking In Tongues is the CD I made as part of a group of poets and singer songwriters called The Travelling Waverlies. This was our first CD and we are foolish enough to contemplate a second CD at some point in the distant future. The mixture of poetry and song is what we are all about and we try hard to work on integrated pieces.

The Harbour At Symi is a mini CD featuring the title track as a song/poem combination with Bob Shields and Martin Boland. I co-wrote Symi with my wife, Jane. We both love the little Greek island and regard it as a very special place for us. I would love to perform at the Symi Music Festival one day and perhaps get the chance to play the song there.

War On War was a Dutch compilation CD produced as a gesture against the war in Iraq. Mike Dillon, one of The Travelling Waverlies, features on the CD singing a song I co-wrote with Mike and Bob called Rockets Over Babylon.

Companions was a brilliant experience. It features three songs each by six songwriters; myself, Arthur Wilson, Mark Barnett, Martin Boland, Mike Dillon and Kenny Vass and we have all now produced solo CDs.

The Journeyman was my second solo CD and on this one I was able to get the help of a lot of great musicians and singers to help make it what I consider to be a very special recording. I think it contains some of my best songs.

As Eden Lay In Darkness is one of the latest CDs. The title is taken from a line in one of the songs and combines the themes of philosophy, religion and sex. It is a mixture of Americana, country, folk and contemporary writing. A lot of the songs were co-written with Bob Shields and I think it has layers of meaning whilst being accessible at one and the same time.

Banishment is the other new CD and is connected to Eden by themes. I have tried very hard to provide a consistent level of quality in terms of the writing. There are so many brilliant performances from the guest performers on both CDs that I could spend all day pointing them out. A few of my favourite moments would be the exchange between the trumpet and violin on Prada Heels on the Eden CD, the first time the slide guitar comes in on Without Tears on the Banishment CD, the choir on We All Want To Go Home Now, the vocals from Karen and Inge on Hawthorn, the violin on Boston, the accordion on The Woman, the electric guitar on I Want To Be Kissed, the keyboard / steel drum break on The Last Sailor Man, the harmonies on Sonoma & Sistine, the line "'til death or temptation do us part" on The Blue Part Of My Heart, the harmonica on Little Lucifer and the harmonies on Will You Fly Away? I could go on.

In The Early Morning is the first album produced by my band Tomfoolery released in December 2014. It features songs written by myself and Bob Shields. The CD was recorded and produced in a very short period of time and the copies are burnt CDs rather than glass mastered and the sound is "as live". I think it captures a lot of what Tomfoolery are about.


Hard To Find (EP) is a five track promotional sampler of previously issued country / Americana songs in order to focus on that particular side of my writing. Bob and I decided to put it out under both our names in order to emphasise that nearly every song is a collaboration.

Hard To Find (full CD) is a twelve track CD of Americana / country songs. The original plan was to produce this as a promotional CD but the EP made more sense from that point of view whilst the full CD , I believe, gives a better all round view of our writing. It includes a new version of Better Times.

Buying a CD

As Eden Lay In Darkness
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One of the two new Tom Fairnie CDs released in January 2012 and available now. Here is the track list...

  1. Shoeshine Boy
  2. Falling Down
  3. Don’t Wish Your Dreams Away
  4. Sonoma & Sistine
  5. Will You Fly Away?
  6. I Ain’t Goin’ Dancin’ No More
  7. Welcome The Morn
  8. Everybody Lies
  9. Prada Heels
  10. The Blue Part Of My Heart
  11. Hawthorn
  12. Indiana
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Banishment
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The second of the two new CDs by Tom Fairnie released in January 2012 and available now. Here is the track list...

  1. The Last Sailor Man
  2. Approaching Horizontal
  3. Without Tears
  4. Runaway Blues
  5. Boston
  6. The Rose Of Morelos
  7. Little Lucifer
  8. If I Could Hold Her In My Arms
  9. The Love Of Columbine
  10. The Woman
  11. I Want To Be Kissed
  12. The Bells Of San Giulio
  13. The Glen Of Amelanchier
  14. We All Want To Go Home Now
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In The Early Morning: CD
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This is the first album by my band Tomfoolery who are myself, Jane Fairnie, Madelaine Cave and Graham Whyte. It features 12 songs written by myself and some co-written with Bob Shields.

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Companions
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Companions is the result of a project by six songwriters, myself, Arthur Wilson, Mark Barnett, Martin Boland, Mike Dillon and Kenny Vass. We all contributed three songs each and despite our different approaches I think it has an overall quality that we are all proud of. The cover art by Georgie Young and the design by Cathrin Howells are both excellent and helped convey the spirit we were trying to achieve. The price does not include postage & packing.

Tracks: Old Shoelaces, Closed For Prayer, Valentine Blues, Everbody's Got To Learn To Dance, For Your Love, Monday Rush, Miner's Whippet, She's Been There, Leaving Jerusalem By Train, The Aleph, The Invisible Man, The Way You Love Me Is Everything, Turn Lee, Coffee Shop, There's A Cloud Over Angela, Fear Of Falling, December Again, Companions

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Speaking In Tongues
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The Travelling Waverlies first CD with a mixture of original music and poetry. Please note that this is not a pressed CD. The price does not include p&p.

Tracks: John's Song/Amfaeleith, Leith Walk, Bastards, The Flood, Tongue-tied, Speaking In Tongues, Cross Of Lorraine, One Night While You Were Sleeping, Stars, Midnight Blue, First To Last, Hogmanay, Wheelie Bins, Coffin Lane, Number Surty Sree, Leaving Portobello, Home From Home, Better Times, Independence Day, Dusty Answer, Goldfish Heaven, Mudwalking, Ahwishahwuzzinwishaw, Extracts From The Diary Of My Love, Remembering Venice, Wild Geese, Rainbow, Blister's Last Stand, Crows On The Wall, Pilgrimage, Fee Fi Fo Fum, Becoming Eternal, Depth Charge, European Dance/Rum 7 Darkness/Characters On Vinyl, Farewell To Kirkconnel

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The Journeyman
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SOLD OUT but available as downloads. The Journeyman displays a range of writing styles that I hope helps establish it as more than just a very good CD. The production values are as high as possible and all of the songs benefit from being well arranged . I had the help of some superb musicians and performers to make it really special. I honestly believe it's about as good a CD as I'll ever produce and I love every song on it.

Tracks: The Black Flag, Everybody's Got To Learn To Dance, Wild Geese, The Aleph, In The Turning Of Our Time, Dust On Dust, The Harbour At Symi, My Little Radio, The Journeyman, Fall Alone, There's Blue And There's Blue, Rockets Over Babylon, Rolling Home, When It Gets This Late In The Evening, Companions

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birthmarked
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Tom's first CD: An acoustic recording of original songs. Please note that this CD is not a pressed CD. The price does not include p&p. At this point in time there are no more copies available of birthmarked.

Tracks: Speaking In Tongues, How Can I Be Happy?, If I Ever Get To Hold You, Italian Walk, Love In Vain, The Moon Is Yellow, I've Been Losing You, I Loved You In A Moment, I'm Worth Kissing, The Song She Sang, Wasting Time, Drowned In LOve, If You're The Child That I'm After, European Dance, I Can Remember You

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The Harbour At Symi
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A mini-CD of original poetry and music about Tom's favourite Greek island. Please note this is not a pressed CD. The price does not include p&p.

Tracks: The Harbour At Symi/Towards The Harbour, The Visitor, Towards The Harbour, The Harbour At Symi

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Hard To Find (EP)
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Hard To Find is a promotional EP of five previously released country / Americana songs most of which have been co-written by myself and Bob Shields hence the title credit. I will also be making available a full CD of country / Americana songs for download under the same title.

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