The Patience of Fishermen



I wrote these notes quite a while ago now, and realise there is quite a lot of ‘God’ talk in them. Our culture is less accepting of that in 2021, at least in the UK. But for me the things I experienced then, remain today, as fresh and sparkling as they were then. So please don’t be put off. This is honestly and simply, my story. 

This Album is a collection of songs dear to my heart. When we started the journey, it was going to be an EP but somehow it grew! I guess I enjoyed myself so much I didn’t want to leave the studio!

I took the project to John Pac at Kingsway, now Integrity Music, and we discussed what might work and whether there may be a market for the music. I said I believed it was treasure, and that it would bless people. I would like to thank him for his encouragement, and although Kingsway weren’t able to take it as such, because it didn’t fit in with the brief of the company, John distributed a good number to the record shops. Bless him, may he rest in peace and rise to Glory.

Credit goes to Mark Edwards (producer) for working with enthusiasm and dedication at all times. We had such a great time, it wasn’t always straightforward for him as I have definite ideas! but can’t always explain them! However, we always managed to come to an agreement over a donut and a cup of coffee!

It was a joy to have my son Jesse working on a couple of tracks, he is a talented musician in his own right, and has some fabulous ideas, he is also great to be around! 


Charity Quin: Vocals/Backing vocals

Mark Edwards(Music):Piano,Harmonium, Fender rhodes, hammond organ,programming.

Jean Kelly: Harp

Lou Fellingham: backing vocals on ‘A Love Song (sister song) & ‘All will be well’.

Ben Castle: Flute, Clarinet, bass clarinet, recorders

Julian Nicholas: Flute, Saxophone, penny whistle

Doug Scarrett : acoustic guitar

Julian Ferraretto: violin

Kevin Jamieson: backing vocals, acoustic guitar

Jesse Quin: drums on ‘Joy!’ Acoustic guitar on ‘Joy’ and ‘Come and lay your head’

Rachel Firmager : Cello


All songs copyright Charity Quin ©

except those starred*



Charity Quin is the writer and the performer.



Producer Mark Edwards Music.

recorded at Orange Room Studios by Mark Edwards(music) and Colin Walker

Mastered by Denis Blackham-Skye Mastering 

Distributed by Cdbaby

*MCPS  license obtained (ref ‘ sea fever)