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Gates of Eden
New CD
Somewhere Down The Road - now available

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Eight Frames a Second
Not 'Till Tomorrow: Article on the recording of 'Not Till Tomorrow'

Spiral Staircase

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Run Johnny Run: From the Album:Easy
The Ferryman: From the Album:You Well Meaning

Don't Think Twice

 

 

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Winifred May
Obituary for Winifred Iris May who died in December.

Kitchen Songs with Maggie Boyle
Ralph has completed some impromptu sessions with Maggie Boyle which you can view online at her own or the youtube website. Click on the links below.

www.youtube.com/maggieboylemusic

www.kitchensongs.org.uk

Bert & Loren Jansch
Ralph has written his thoughts on the passing of Bert Jansch. Read the piece here.

Bert Jansch's beloved wife Loren also passed away on the 9th of December 2011.

Ralph spoke at her funeral and what he said is reprinted here.

Jackie Leven
Another friend has passed recently. Ralph has written his thoughts.

Songs For Six Strings - E1
Ralph has released a six-pack of CD's. Starting with a first one available exclusively on this website and at tour venues. Each release will include six tracks and will come in the form of a collection of guitar strings designed by Pete Thaine. Future releases will be announced on this website and the first volume will include the box for the remaining CD's.
<<click here>>

Don't Think Twice
Ralph's tribute to Bob Dylan has been released in download only format. In celebration of Bob Dylan's 70th birthday, Ralph McTell has put together an online E.P of six of his favourite Dylan Tracks
The six songs selected are:

  1. Don't Think Twice
  2. Gates Of Eden
  3. Girl from the North Country
  4. To Ramona
  5. I Want You
  6. One Too Many Mornings

Invited to record his own interpretation of a song for a BBC Radio 2 Bob Dylan Tribute, McTell was inspired to put together a selection of his own favourite Dylan songs. Three songs are new studio recordings and one is a live version recorded in 1999.

Available at iTunes, Amazon and all good download retailers.

iTunes

Ralph 2.0
Ralph is trying out a twitter account, with some contributions from Leola, which will appear on the news page. You can follow him directly via the Twitter website or using mobile apps, but also follow his updates by checking TwitterFeed on the home page.

 

Mac McGann Tribute
Ralph has just written a tribute to old friend and collaborator Mac McGann who died recently.
<<click here>>

Somewere Down The Road
The newest CD from Ralph McTell was breleased on 18 October 2010.
Copies can be ordered from this website.
<<click here>>

Excerpts can be heard and individual tracks obtained at iTunes
<<click here>>

Somewere Down The Road Reviews
Early reviews of the latest CD.

<<The Daily Express>>
<<Folking.com>>
<<Suite101>>
<<NetRhythms>>

Valentine Release
A collection of Ralph's love themed songs was released last Valentine's day.
The collection features 56 songs, including two new re-recordings. The four CD set features extensive song notes by Rory McGrath.
The booklet includes a page to allow you to dedicate the collection to someone special.

<<Order Here>>

MP3's available on iTunes
A selection of Ralph's best loved tunes is now available for purchase online. The compilation is entitled: "Streets of London and Other Story Songs". This is the first time that any songs from the Leola catalogue have been available for download. They are all versions have all been released previously.
Purchasing from iTunes allows you to pick and choose the tracks you want to buy and download straightaway. If you have the iTunes player already installed you can go directly to the correct page by clicking on the link below.

<<"Streets of London and Other Story Songs" at iTunes>>.

By Parliamentary Approval
Ralph was recently honoured by the All Party Folk Music Group of the House of Commons with a special award ceremony. In addition to a bottle of whiskey he received a plaque with the commons seal and the inscription “Awarded to Ralph McTell by Parliament to celebrate his lifetime's contribution to folk music.” This is only the second time this award has been made. The previous recipient was Tom Paxton.
In between debates and division bells, Ralph performed a number of songs during the short ceremony for the benefit of a select audience of MP's, parliamentary workers, invited guests, Lords and Ladies.

Edited Interview
It is possible to view an edited version of a recent video interview with Ralph online, thanks to Martin Bell at iMotion.com.

High bandwidth (requires Flash):
imotiongallery.com/pages/parismctellhigh.html

Medium bandwidth (requires Flash):
imotiongallery.com/pages/parismctellmedium.html

Low bandwidth (redirects to YouTube):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HBm7MZKOpc


Online Interview
Ralph has given a video interview on the subject of his autobiography, soon to be released in a combined volume.
You can see the video in a variety of formats depending on your connection speed.

High bandwidth (requires Flash):
imotiongallery.com/pages/mctellhigh.html

Medium bandwidth (requires Flash):
imotiongallery.com/pages/mctellmedium.html

Low bandwidth (redirects to YouTube):
youtube.com/watch?v=8sCZJnV1rA0

Interview
An extended exclusive interview by Marianne James is now available <<here>>.