Claire's new album,'Over Dark Apples' coming soon


Over Dark Apples

Claire's new album will be released on August 31st.

Her first album for four years will be full of imagery and expression.

She again defies labeling, preferring the songs to have a life of their own, singing about a cowboy ,a dancer ,a young boy lost in Paris.

Explore the world of Claire Hamill. You won't regret the journey. 

Photo of Claire by her daughter Isadora Austin

Photo of Claire by her daughter Isadora Austin



Here is a picture of Claire taken at South Gare in Teesside, the U.K. just north of a town called Redcar. It was taken by  Graham Lowe. She tries to get back there as often as she can to visit family and friends and renew her northern soul. There is a saying that 'we are never so happy as when we are breathing our native air'

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About Claire

Claire Hamill is a singer songwriter who has refused to be pigeon-holed by any one genre.She released her first album of songs on Island records when she was just 17.TV appearances and world tours followed .

Having worked with such diverse people as John Martyn,Vangelis,Ray Davies and  Wishbone Ash,she  continues to explore her musical world with a freedom afforded few artists.If she had to describe her music she would probably call it Gothic Folk with a rocky edge but would her award winning new- age album 'Voices' put paid to that assumption? Probably.To read more about Claire,please go to her Biography page.


Green Shoots 


This was our first day of recording,at Savage sounds in St.leonards,East Sussex,where I live. We only have a small budget so the boys in my band worked extra hard at getting the tracks down quickly. We managed to record 9 tracks in 7 hours!!! That must be a record!

I'm doing overdubs and vocals at East River Studios in Hailsham where I'm working with a wonderful Sound Engineer called Kevin Jones. My friend Bob Mazzer will be taking a few pics there soon so I'll post as soon as I get them.

Some of the songs are old and some are new but they are all songs that are close to my heart with a couple of light-hearted ones in there for good measure.

They've never been released before so don't worry that I'm collecting songs already released.I'd love to make a collection of my Irish sounding ones but that's a project for the future.

Yes as the years go by I wonder why I keep making albums,but why not? It was a donation by a freind ,Barrie Hicks, that kickstarted this one.I had already recorded a couple of tracks with Andy Warren so the project seemed to organise itself.

Now it looks like these new shoots will be harvesting soon!

Watch this space!

Fondest love


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