With several guest performances on the BBC and Irish national radio, it all began here with a simple project in June 2010. 52 songs over 52 weeks, written, recorded and released every 7 days.
All songs were based on characters and events from London’s Old East End and all songs were accompanied with a video created and hosted by the songwriter, providing the historical background to the song.
After concluding this project in 2011 Ruairidh Anderson continued this idea with a series on the 5 Olympic Boroughs, running from October 2011 until the opening ceremony in July 2012.
All songs are written, produced and played by Ruairidh Anderson
with the occasional guest.
Why the ‘Howling Sea?’
19th Century novelist Arthur Morrison described London’s East End as ‘a howling sea of human wreckage.’ The imagery stuck with me.