Transcript from a Interview with David Kilpatrick
David Kilpatrick based in Kelso, Scotland, Journalist, editor, photographer, publisher, musician...
Did a lot from 1968 to 1972, took a long break to do some work, started doing stuff again in 1996. Sound familiar? I've been writing and playing songs and tunes since teenage years in folk clubs and pubs. I organise the Friday night live music session at the Cobbles Inn, Kelso, Scotland with the help of many friends. All welcome! Visit us: http://www.kelsofolk.co.uk/
Just select Hi-Fi for the first song, and an MP3 high bitrate window will open - you will still get a sequence of songs. Most of my downloads are free, but some 320KBps tracks are paid-for. These are selected because they make up my main instrumental album.
I now have a YouTube page and have started doing some video recordings for fun:
David Kilpatrick Youtube.
I have mainly played Lowden guitars since 1999 or so. I also import and sell instruments under my own label - Troubadour. See Troubadour.uk.com - the main lines are a travel guitar with a cittern-style body and sound, Celtic bouzouki and two different scales of mandola.
Why this name?
Born with it! And when you find my band name on the lyrics pages of traditional songs, it does not mean I wrote them. It means automatically puts my name above the lyrics and my copyright below them, even if they have been around a few hundred years.
Do you play live?
I play live, mainly for local events in pubs, restaurants and at festivals, fairs and markets. Much of this involves accompanying other musicians and they in turn accompany me.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
This is now an old question. It's changed it. This is where we are now.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
No. I would distribute my own CDs, have done it in the past, and will do so again. I am not 'authentic' or young enough to be of interest to Scottish folk/trad labels.
Been rethinking this one. Countless early influences but Steeleye Span, Fairport, Pentangle, Jansch, Renbourn, most so. Today, Tony McManus, Ian Melrose, Pierre Bensusan, and countless local musicians in Scotland.
Right now, a toss up between Bottom Bay or Bathsheba on Barbados.
I record using AKG C2000B, Behringer C2 (twin), small Yamaha mixing desk, various preamps and a Roland VS880EX digital 8-track converted to operate with CompactFlash.
I import guitars, bouzoukis and mandolas from Romania to my own specifications, and sell them through http://www.troubadour.uk.com/. It's a sideline to my main work, as a photographic magazine editor and publisher. I enjoy helping create these instruments and sending them out to their first owners.