A Carolling! A Carolling! (Ellacombe) – Organ

Lyrics A carolling! A carolling! Sing of the Saviour’s birth; Of shepherds and of angels, Of peace on all the Earth. A carolling! A carolling!…

Second Chances Released

I am very happy for my friend and hymn/songwriter and collaborator Colin Gordon-Farleigh who has successfully launched a new career as a country singer in Nashville, USA. In the last year, his songs have been winning numerous number one slots and awards. Together we have produced two bluegrass hymns for congregational singing – Oh lead us by the hand Lord and I can hear the Saviour calling as well as more traditional hymns that can be found here.

He has just launched a brand new album “Second Chances” – please like and share!

New recording adventure

I spent Saturday 14th July 2018 at Skyline Studios with singer Victoria Paterson and lyricist Colin Gordon-Farleigh. Listened to by the ghosts of some famous artists. Jez Larder was our excellent sound engineer who previously worked with artists such as Simply Red and David Bowie and did the recent live DVD for Vera Lynn’s 100th Birthday celebration.

I provided the backing music for a number of tracks for Victoria’s new album. Here is a short sample from “I would really love to hold you.”  Reply if you would like to know when the full album is available.

If anyone else needs a backing track please Contact me.

All the best – Richard



  • Tune: One More Time
  • Singer: Victoria Paterson
  • Composer: Richard M S Irwin
  • Lyrics: Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Music and Arrangement Copyright © 2017 Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2017 Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Performance Voice ℗ 2018 Victoria Paterson. All rights reserved.
  • Performance Instrumental ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955). All rights reserved.

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