Colin MacIntyre & Alan Warner
Wednesday 20th September, 5-6pm BST
Main Hall King's Pavilion, King's College Campus University of Aberdeen
In My Mind There’s A Room.
Colin MacIntyre and Alan Warner talk about musical collaboration and their latest books. Colin’s new Mull Historical Society album, In My Mind There’s A Room features an all-star cast of Colin’s favourite authors who have penned words about a special room that plays or has played a significant part in their lives. Alan will also be launching his new novella Nothing Left to Fear from Hell.
Using these words as the lyrics, Colin has written the musical arrangements to create a 14-track album of personal and thoughtful songs. Featured authors include Ian Rankin, Nick Hornby, Jacqueline Wilson, Liz Lochhead, Val McDiarmid and The University of Aberdeen’s own Creative Writing Lecturer, Alan Warner. Recorded fittingly in a room that means a lot to Colin – his grandfather’s flat above the bank in Tobermory, Mull, which has now been turned into a recording studio. Alan and Colin share personal connections to Mull, many of which they were not aware of until their collaboration, and stories of the island have worked their way into their writing. Colin will be playing few Mull Historical Society tunes too and his new novel, ‘When The Needle Drops’ will be out early 2024.
Colin MacIntyre is a musician and novelist, a singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, he has released 5 albums under the name Mull Historical Society as well as albums under his own name. MHS’s album Us reached number 19 in the UK Albums charts. His first novel The Letters of Ivor Punch, was published in 2015 and was winner of the Edinburgh Book Festival First Book Award. When the Needle Drops will be his next novel in The Mull Mysteries Series.
Alan Warner is a best-selling novelist and Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Aberdeen. His latest works include the historical novella Nothing Left to Fear From Hell (2023) and a contribution to the anthology The View From Poacher’s Hill (2023) with John King and Irvine Welsh.