Craig Fortnam (Arch Garrison & North Sea Radio Orchestra) plays live on Soundcheck as a warm-up for the Arch Garrison Frome Festival performance. Soundcheck was recorded on July 2nd 2016 and the presenters were Sara Vian & Dave Clark.
Having garnered much critical acclaim for his larger scale compositions and songs with North Sea Radio Orchestra Craig Fortnam writes and performs in singer-songwriter mode, alongside NSRO’s James Larcombe on keyboards as Arch Garrison.
AG have released two albums; ‘King of the Down’ (2010) and the latest work ‘I Will Be A Pilgrim’ (2014)
‘Pilgrim’ details Fortnam’s attachment to the chalk downland of Southern England; a landscape criss-crossed with ancient trackways, droves and green lanes, and dotted with Neolithic mounds and barrows, evidence of the Great Stone Culture – all calling him to pull on his walking boots, whistle for the dogs and hit the road, to undertake a pilgrimage to nowhere. He walks the ancient paths as an act of connecting to something intangible but present in the marks left by man, be they burial mounds or pylons – it’s all the same really – all grist to the songwriting mill – walk walk hum sing walk…..