11 Great new compositions including The Afghan Soldiers Dream

11 Great new compositions including The Afghan Soldiers Dream


Nova Scotia Canada — February 22, 2018 — The composer and performer Donald Stuart Hay has released his new LP album, titled, “What Can I Do,”

The record is comprised of 14 tracks for a total listening time that exceeds the standard 45 minutes. These songs are new Donald Stuart Hay compositions with the exception of three inspirational classics, one of them being Arthur Sullivan’s eternal masterpiece, “The Lost Chord,” which Sullivan penned beside his brother’s deathbed in 1877.

Of the 14 tracks on Hay’s “What Can I Do,” seven are warm, natural and untrammeled vocal renditions. The remaining septet showcase Hay’s unsurpassed skill and tasteful keyboard playing, including jazz numbers, romantic melodies, and an inspired Hay original, “The Afghan Soldiers Dream,”

Hay having been born in Scotland where he spent the first 21 years of his life before relocating to Canada. His musical journey began with the violin at age five, but grew to include singing and guitar, he writes, “when the rock ‘n’ roll craze started.” Bagpipes soon followed, and keyboards after that. Before long, he was ready for the stage. Pubs in Scotland formed a proper beginning, followed by a season playing in Malta and later by club gigs in British Columbia, Canada. He rounded this global tour out by playing for cabaret on cruise liners:

New compositions by Donald Stuart Hay plus standards, folk, and arrangements of his personal favorites.

I would be very happy for you to download some of my songs Free at my website
https://www.almostclassical.com or purchase on Itunes


His music is performed with passion and class, never melodrama, and convey the artist’s clear, vivid imagination through timely and intuitive chord progressions. His original pieces show a broad classical and contemporary understanding of music, and quickly convey his own character as a sympathetic, worldly humanist and true lover of the finest musical art.



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