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Summer 2016 update

Following on from a second successful series of Storytelling with Music workshops in East Lothian, I am pleased to say that this looks set to continue after the summer. The Wishing Tree is inspired by the traditional Border ballad Thomas … Continue reading

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A quick New Year update

I am only taking on a few small projects at the moment due to family commitments. The Wishing Tree project will be running in East Lothian Primary Schools up to Easter following on from a successful block of workshops last … Continue reading

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Recent and current projects: Fragments of Red

Fragments of Red I had conversations about this project from Summer 2013, but it wasn’t until January 2014 that I had the chance to become actively involved. Fragments of Red was the third of three events that took place in … Continue reading

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Autumn round-up: KinderConcert, sharing and projects

A round-up of recent project news, sharing and other events. KinderConcert I was pleased to be invited to participate recently in a KinderConcert performance in Edinburgh. Performing solo to a small group of children and parents, I introduced my various … Continue reading

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September news roundup

Things have been quite busy and while we’re now five weeks into the Autumn term, the blog has been quiet, so time to catch up a little. The biggest news is that FluteFling has now moved to its own dedicated … Continue reading

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Mull, Arran and Scattery Island music resources

There seems to be a theme developing this term as all of the whistle and flute classes are working on tunes associated with islands. And from discussions we have been having, there may be more to come. All music resources … Continue reading

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A week to go to Flute Fling

Flute Fling is just one week away and space is limited, so make sure you don’t miss out. This is a chance to learn some new tunes, perfect techniques and have fun playing with other flutes and whistles. There will … Continue reading

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Flute Fling trad flute workshop in Edinburgh

I’ll be running Flute Fling, an afternoon workshop for traditional flutes and whistles as part of Ceilidh Culture on Saturday March 17th in Portobello. Flute Fling is an event for traditional flute and whistle players that will be taking place … Continue reading

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Forthcoming events and new term dates

Highlights in December include the Scots Music Group Stramash on Wednesday 7th December, the Fun Fiddle Stramash on Thursday 8th December and the Fun Flute Festive Fling on Sunday 11th December. I’m also playing with Cauldstane Slap at a free … Continue reading

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Border Gaitherin’ 2011 recordings available

Recordings of the tunes taught at the recent Border Gaitherin’ have been made available for download at sister site The Flow. Released under a Creative Commons licence, the recordings feature tunes that exist in Northumbrian, Scottish and Irish traditions: The … Continue reading

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