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The Sound of Music

At the start of the year the impulse to learn to play an instrument struck me, for months the idea traipsed in and out of my head as I considered the merits of various instruments, before narrowing my choices down to something small, portable and easy to play – a recorder, even school kids can play the recorder, right?   235 more words



Luckily our neighbours are elderly and not prone to complaining about the sounds which emanate from our house.  This afternoon it was the painfully slow sight-reading of the Toreador’s song from Carmen, being picked on the ukulele and with an accompaniment on the tin whistle.  618 more words

Loanhead Festival and Folk at the Loo

Celia and I will be super busy this weekend, playing at two different festivals and travelling to Scotland and back to do so.

First up is the… 214 more words


Tin Whistle Workshop - Lancaster

Yet another enjoyable tin whistle workshop yesterday in Lancaster!

This one was at the Robert Gillow, in the upstairs room. We did two tunes: a slip jig called ‘Elizabeth Kelly’s Delight’, and the slow air ‘South Wind’. 105 more words