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The world will come to an end but music and love will endure (Irish proverb)
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Raymond McCullough  
Author, media producer, satellite radio & podcast host and Celtic folk/rock singer/songwriter  
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Biography

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Singer/songwriter, Raymond McCullough, has been writing songs since 1973. He plays guitar - "a George Lowden acoustic/electric; actually!" - mandolin, bodhran and, now and then, a little keyboard.

He has travelled and performed in Israel, (on one occasion literally singing for his supper!), China (Beijing), Canada, USA, Scotland and Ireland, north and south - playing pubs, concerts, churches - on the street, if required! At the Rostrevor ‘Fiddler’s Green International Festival’ in Ireland recently he was described by one of the organisers as "the discovery of the festival!"


He travelled to the People's Republic of China in 1999 - their anniversary year - to take part in a charity cycle event, organised to raise funds for MenCap. "Friends said just because I'd gone to China, I didn't need to make a song about it - of course, that’s exactly what I DID do!" he says. The 11-verse saga, ‘Ballad of Beijing’, unfolded bit by bit over the two weeks he spent there.





"As we flew over the Mongolian mountains into Beijing, I just happened to be talking with the beautiful Irish girl who had the seat next to me - about my music, of course! - when a little tune came into my head and sort of stuck there. I added a traditional Chinese rhythm, which I heard performed every afternoon on the streets of Beijing, on Taiko drum and two cymbals - and the words just seemed to write themselves!"

When he returned home he spent the best part of the next month in the studio, just recording that one song - he nearly drove the engineer mad! He then spent the next month adding another three to make up the mini album, ‘The great China Bike Ride’.

Raymond has had a very varied career; including lecturing in computing, selling French perfume, running an Internet cafe, publishing a magazine and two books, hosting his own radio show, producing TV and corporate video, and restoring his own classic wooden boat.

In 2004 he set up Precious Oil Productions - a media production company, (now incorporated as a Limited Company). POP are currently raising funding to film a new TV documentary - linking Scots/Irish settlers, Native Americans and Israeli Jews! Several other TV and radio productions are also in the pipeline.

Play sample track from 'Into Jerusalem': Pray!The latest album, ‘Into Jerusalem’, is now available here and on Buy tracks from iTunes, CDbaby, etc. It contains twelve Celtic and Hebrew worship songs, written by Raymond, and varying from rock, to Celtic, (Scottish, Irish, Bluegrass, folk/rock), to Jewish-style songs. some reviews and comments are already available.


2005-12-05
Full page (A3) interview with Raymond in
Country Music Round Up magazine (UK)

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