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Future Meets the Past

New album to be released in 2023.
James J Turner gratefully acknowledges the support of Arts Council England in the making of this album.

Some music from the forthcoming album:

Future Meets the Past

1.  Future Meets the Past 

2.  Kalahari Rain

3.  Cycle of Life

4.  Real Change  

5.  Breaking of the Ties

6.  Heaven's Inside You  

7.  Same old Story  

8.  Hey Brother

9.  Move Up to the Light  

10. Universe  

11. We Won't Live Under Fear

12. To the Wild 

The Future Meets the Past CD Album to be released

Spring 2022

12 original songs from James J Turner

Recorded by Andy Bowes at Catalyst Studios, St. Helens

Additional Recording by Jose Ibanez at 3rd Planet Recording Studios, Liverpool

Mixed by: Jose Ibanez

All Words & Music: James J Turner

Vocals / Acoustic Guitar / Electric Guitar / Mandolin / Whistles / Shruti: James J Turner

Electric Bass / Double Bass: Etienne Girard

Drums: Dave Ormsby

Violin: Neil McCartney

Violin: Amy Chalmers

Violin: Chris Haigh

Cello: Vicky Mutch

Produced by: James J Turner

Arts Council Project: More Information


“Past Connections, Inspired Futures” is an Arts Council England supported project which has been awarded to James J Turner. This has funded an album of songs, which James has titled “Future Meets the Past”.

The project has been developed around the theme of the Bardic Druid who reconnects people both to the natural world and the cultural roots of our past.  Through the album James has worked to express his thoughts on the importance of humanity connecting with both the local and wider environments within historical context.


This photograph was taken during WW1 in Chapel Street, Altrincham. Some of James's ancestors were born and lived in this street which, in the 19th Century, was home to Altrincham's Anglo-Irish community. When war was declared in 1914 more than 150 men just from this one street joined up. 29 men never came back. 

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