PRE-ORDER the new Mull Historical Society album / UK Tour / New BOOKS / HEAR first single

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Hello all,

Very pleased to share my new Mull Historical Society album ‘Wakelines’ is now available to PRE-ORDER on LP/CD/DL (landing 21st Sept) on Xtra Mile Recordings. Produced by – and featuring – Mercury & Brit Award-winner Bernard Butler

MHS UK Autumn Tour announced below!

And two new books – my ‘Hometown Tales’ memoir, and ‘The Humdrum Drum‘, my children’s book with accompanying music CD – are now in the shops/online (more info further below) as well as my return to Edinburgh International Book Festival.

PRE-ORDER ‘Wakelines’ album on LP, CD, DL HERE!

The lead single ‘Wakelines’ is ready for your ears HERE. Let me know what you think… Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

Mull Historical Society - 'Wakelines' (Official Audio)

The album title ‘Wakelines’ in part refers to the child inside when I would wake early to watch as my father left the island for his weekly work at the BBC back in the city. He didn’t know I was watching. I missed him dreadfully. The first song I wrote for the album was ’14 Year Old Boy’. It tells the story of my first electric guitar being waded ashore to the isle of Mull, held high above the waves by my father. It was a Fender Telecaster guitar. Whenever I play the guitar even now I still expect an electric shock, to be plugged into the mainland. Talking of which, we recorded the album in Bernard’s studio home in London and that has left its mark too – it just all felt right. Fitted. But it is also about people on the move in a global sense, families being forced to leave their homes due to war: migration, and how “home” travels, have been themes across much of my recent work. In both music and words it has been the most creative time I’ve ever had.

Mull Historical Society UK Autumn Tour dates: BUY TICKETSSEPT 20: GLASGOW, CCA
SEPT 21: EDINBURGH, PLEASANCE BAR
SEPT 22: ABERDEEN, LEMON TREE
SEPT 23: SHEFFIELD, GREYSTONES
SEPT 27: BRISTOL, LOUISIANA
SEPT 28: MANCHESTER, NIGHT & DAY
SEPT 29: OXFORD, JERICHO TAVERN
SEPT 30: NEWCASTLE, CLUNY
OCT 1: LEEDS, BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB
OCT 2: LONDON, BORDERLINE FEAT. BERNARD BUTLER
OCT 4: BRIGHTON, PRINCE ALBERT
OCT 5: SOUTHAMPTON, HEARTBREAKERS
OCT 27:  ISLE OF MULL, MULL THEATRE – Tobermory Book Festival 
– Colin MacIntyre/Mull Historical Society ‘From Stage to Page’ Words & Music event.


My two new books are now in the shops / online: ‘Hometown Tales: The Boy in the Bubble’, a Memoir about growing up on the isle of Mull, and ‘The Humdrum Drum’ a Children’s Picture Book (with FREE CD of songs).

BUY ‘HOMETOWN TALES: THE BOY IN THE BUBBLE’:  AMAZON // WATERSTONES // W&N BOOKS


Colin MacIntyre Memoir: part of the W&N Books Hometown Tales series: ‘The Boy in the Bubble — say  W&N Booksit is a bright, intensely funny and deeply felt memoir about growing up on the Isle of Mull from award-winning musician (Mull Historical Society) and author of the award-winning ‘The Letters of Ivor Punch’, Colin MacIntyre. OUT NOW.


Colin MacIntyre & Catherine Thomann — ‘THE HUMDRUM DRUM’ — Children’s picture book with songs

BUY ‘THE HUMDRUM DRUM’WATERSTONES // LITTLE DOOR BOOKS // AMAZON


In shops NOW, published by Little Door Books. Illustrated by Catherine Thomas.  The book comes with a FREE CD of specially written songs and audiobook. Say Little Door Books: Meet ‘Drum’, the orchestra drum who is feeling very humdrum. When Drum is feeling unhappy he stops playing and the entire orchestra comes to an embarrassing halt. But with the help of his friends – a cast of colourful instruments, as well as ironing mice and shaving pigeons – Drum realises that without him keeping the beat, they lose their way and that they need him to save the day!

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL
COLIN MACINTYRE & CATHERINE THOMANN: ‘THE HUMDRUM DRUM’ 
EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL 16TH AUGUST 2PM – BUY TICKETS

SCOTTISH SUNDAY MAIL FEATURE on tales of meeting musical heroes such as David Byrne, sporting Gods like Alex Hurricane Higgins and Mull legends such as The Headless Horseman…

Article: The Scotsman: ‘The headless horseman of Mull helped make me who I am’

‘HOMETOWN TALES’ & ‘THE HUMDRUM DRUM’ ON BBC RADIO SCOTLAND ‘AFTERNOON SHOW’


Hopefully see you along the road,

Colin