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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

We All Need Our Heroes Colin Gordon Farleigh



Please help me to promote this video by going to YouTube and checking it out. This is one of the songs from my new album "SECOND CHANCES" 

Thank you! 


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Darren Mullan Forever Friend



This is my song which won the Akademia Music Award for "Best Country Song" for April 2018. A great job made of my song by Darren Mullan​ who also produced and recorded the song in Adelaide.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

What Did You Mean - Lauralei



Another great song from song-writing duo Colin Gordon-Farleigh and Greg Scheer, sung by the fabulous Lauralei. This song is one of eleven great songs from her debut album, "Questions" which is available to download from CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon. Check it out today.

'Momma Knew How To Pray' - Gary McCray



Like Country Music? Well, here's a gteat song from my good friend Gary McCray for you to enjoy, over and over again.

Wild Horses (Beneath the Raging Moon) - Byron J Bryce



Time to enjoy a bit of real Country Music and set your feet a-tapping! A great song for line-dancing to.

THE HAPPY SONG



Have a really happy day today!

'QUESTIONS' sung by Lauralei

Requiem for a Friend

I recently lost my good friend, Barbara, for whom I was named as next-of-kin, as I also was for her late husband Gordon, who passed away almost four years ago. She was quite severely disabled, and I was her main carer, along with my wife, for the last few years. In that position you get very close to folk, and so you can imagine the huge loss that my wife and I have felt over the demise of them both.
Recently I wrote a requiem for Barbara to record my feelings and help in the grieving process. Today I would like to share it with you all. 
Maybe it will help someone else who is grieving for a lost loved one. I hope so.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Lauralei: Latest News! Just 5 more days to the release date!

Only five more days to the release date for Lauralei's debut album, "Questions" which is being released on the SJM label next Tuesday, 31st March.
Likened to Norah Jones, Lauralei sings with the soul of a jazz singer, with songs that will reach down into your heart and make you sigh for more. What an amazing talent this singer has! Watch out for the promo video here, next Tuesday.
In the meantime, here's another track from the album to give you a taste of what's to come.

Lauralei sings "Where Did You Go?" from the album "Questions"


Lauralei to release debut album, "Questions", on the SJM label.

Beautiful young woman, beautiful voice, beautiful soul. Keep a watch out for the debut album being released on 31st March by Lauralei. Eleven love-songs with lyrics by Colin Gordon-Farleigh and music by Greg Scheer, the album has been arranged and produced in Nashville by the talented Dave Demay at Song City Studios.

Monday, January 6, 2014

St John's Presbyterian Church, Runcorn, now a building site.

On the Demise of St John’s, Runcorn
Here, in the sepulchred silence of the dying day,
A hundred years of passing saints have trod;
Some walking proud, some falling on their knees,
But all of them to spend some time with God.
Here, amidst the glory of pitch-pine and lofty height,
They worshipped in the morning and at night.
Where, Sunday by Sunday,
The people prayed,
And the organ played;
Where hymns were sung in unison,
Supported by the choir in their stalls
But that’s not all.
Out on the Bowling Green
Where once at Summer Fete
The woods were seen,
It’s now a JCB that tears the soil.
Roses, daffodils, forget-me-not,
Have all fallen to the metal scoop
And lie discarded in a dying heap.
Yet I recall, and not so long ago,
The times I stood in crow-black gown,
And looking down
Upon those worshippers who congregated there,
In pew after pew, where saints have sat and sin has trod,
I shared the Word of God.
© 2013 Colin Gordon-Farleigh

Epilogue
The Church has left the building;
And all that now remains
Are memories of those who worshipped here.
Their sadness and elation,
From poor and happy days,
Consigned to conflagration
Or to heaven’s lasting praise.
No more the doors will beckon strangers in
Nor see a white-gowned bride upon the step;
No more the final journey of a friend
Carried shoulder-high at their life’s end.
I stand amid the dust and desolation,
Where pitch-pine pews once gleamed;
And gaze at the vacant windows
Where once the morning sunrays beamed
Upon the people praying to their God.
Yet now, in all its shattered glory,
There is a strange twist to this story,
Where once were Easter bonnets, gloves and hats,
Residing in the sanctuary of the tower
Is a colony of bats.
© 2014 Colin Gordon-Farleigh