William Jackson of Glasgow has been at the forefront of Scottish traditional music for more than 40 years.
(Feb. 21, 2018) - I have just published a book of little-known Irish songs transcribed for harp for the first time. These lovely melodies are easy to learn, fun to play and great for St. Patrick's Day and other Irish/Celtic celebrations. Buy here. Also available a
After preparing all of the carols from my book, "Something Old, Something New for Christmas" for last month's special event at Brooklyn Antiques, Arts & Refinements, I just didn't want to stop playing them. Christmas was coming,
(Nov. 11, 2018) — My performance at Brooklyn Arts, Antiques & Refinements in Brooklyn, CT this morning was on Facebook Live. Most of the selections are from my book, "Something Old, Something New for Christmas" and range from the 13th to the 17th centuries. Wa
This past June, I was contacted by a representative of Lyon & Healy's music division, Harp.com, about my work in arranging music for the instrument. In the spring of 2017, I began in earnest notating dozens of arrangements I had played at engagements over my 28-year performance career and submitting them to
(Oct. 31, 2018) — On Sunday, November 11, I am coming out of retirement to play for an introductory Christmas event at Brooklyn Antiques, Arts & Refinements in Brooklyn, CT from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. A special selection of Christmas carols arranged for the harp will be perform
Several of my favorite Celtic selections are available at Jango Radio online along with other great folk and classic pop favorites. Please visit and let me know what you think!
Despite the hot weather and lazier days of summer, not everyone has been on vacation. There are lots of positive developments in my world, one of which I referred to in my last post. That development has now been confirmed, and I will be announcing it as soon as it goes live.
I can't believe it's been three months since I've posted. Since I retired from gigging and decided to concentrate on arranging music, I've been busier than ever. I now have a publisher page at SheetMusicPlus and have added more than a dozen new arrangements since mid-March, when I last
After publishing my planned ten songs from the "ArrangeMe" list at SheetMusicPlus, I decided to continue my work in that vein, as there are so many on the list that work well o