10468440_10152582436437227_3774354439494059885_nHappy New Year everyone! Somewhat belated I know, but I’ve been out of signal for the past week or so and have only just managed to get back to reality.
Well I started the year with an adventure to the Isle of Lewis to the studio of Colin Macleod (a.k.a. The Boy Who Trapped the Sun), to record what will become part two of the triple album I’ve decided I want to make. The ice cold storms came raging in (113mph winds anyone?) and we lost power for a couple of days, but found ways round it and kept ourselves busy (or watched surf films on laptops till the batteries went). Eventually the power came back on and making up for lost time we embarked on a session of ludicrous intent. The ferry time was brought forward to 9:00am meaning we had yet another half day chopped off our schedule, meaning we had to record and mix through the night. I got to bed around 4:30 but poor Colin in a show of extreme commitment carried on consolidating files until it was time to drive us to the ferry port. A round of applause please for his 18hour, dusk till dawn heroics…. 🙂
We still weren’t sure if we would make it off the island for a while but then the ferry decided it would sail and the announcer reassuringly told us “there’s a break in the weather so we’re basically gonna make a run for it!”
So I made it home safely after nearly a day of driving and am now holed up in my cosy wee shed mixing my little cotton socks off so that I can start work on part three. Boom!
As well as the recording project, there’s a tonne of shows been announced and tickets are all up for sale in the tour section as per usual.
I’ll be doing my best to keep you informed and chronicle this already bonkers year. And with another album still to go and the naturally peaky-troughy nature of being a skint musician, I’m sure it’s gonna be worth chronicling!
Take it easy until next time… x


Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by the website. I’ve been so busy with the touring stuff that I keep forgetting to tell you all about the new music that’s now available digitally and physically from the new look shop (not new look THE shop).
The live album was recorded on the last tour on home turf with a set list covering old and new from across the years. Really proud of it. It was such a fun show.
The Cold Ontario EP is a collection of all new unreleased music that I’ve been chipping away on for a while now. It’s hopefully a good indicator of what’s to come from the new album which won’t be out until next year sometime. I recorded some of it live with my regular live band and some other friends in a super fun and vibe session at Neil Halstead’s studio before the summer. So pleased for it to finally be available albeit without a great deal of fan fair or promotional build up, but that’s never been my strong point! It’s there now along with all my older stuff for you to peruse or consume at whatever pace you desire. How’s that for slack marketing!
Big love as always x


Good news for those that keep asking where the hell my second record is…

Both Sides of the Coin (2008) is being re-issued digitally on the 6th October 2014. Â I thought it would be a good opportunity to dig around the archives (a big old messy cardboard box) and find some recordings of other songs/alternate takes to tag on as bonus tracks. Â I’ve found some beauties that I’d forgotten about and that no-one’s heard before so really looking forward to getting those out there too. Â Can’t believe it’s been 6 years!!

Details of pre-order and available links following soon… Just thought I’d share where we’re up to.

Physical copies of the original record are still available from my online shop and you can of course grab them at gigs too.

Ruarri x


Hello, hello!

Well after a huge family adventure over the summer, I’m finally back on home turf, gathering my senses and stoking the fires of renewed enthusiasm for playing music. Â So many exciting things coming up for the autumn.

No sooner am I home than I’m off again…THE AUTUMN TOUR is all booked in for November and tickets are available as I write (and you read).

You can get your   TICKETS HERE  if you so wish.

Loads more news to follow in the next few weeks so keep listening in and tell your friends. Â Love ya! x

Go It Alone (LIVE)

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The Barrel House, 13th Dec.

Ruarri’s Autumn Tour is coming to a close, but you can still catch him at the Barrel House in Totnes on 13th Dec. Join Ruarri and his band, and Lily & Meg for their last hurrah before the holidays. Click below for more info and tickets.