The production Of Grit – The Martyn Bennett story aims to tell the story of the piper, fiddler and producer who in his short career gave Scottish traditional music a much needed kick into the 21st century. Directed by Cora Bissett, whose work includes The Glasgow Girls and Roadkill, and written by Kieran Hurley, Grit… Continue reading Grit – review
I’ve not written for a wee while so I thought I would share how this nearly made me choke on my cornflakes this morning. I gave them the benefit of the doubt believing it must be a spoof. It quickly became clear that it wasn’t and the Tories are really that patronising. I then thought I’d… Continue reading Panelbase
Last night I went to a pretty interesting event run in part by a friend at college. It was in the nearby Glad Cafe which is a great space that hosts really diverse events and does really good cake. The project is pretty simple, it involves people who live in Scotland, used to live in… Continue reading Dearest Scotland
It’s been a while but I have been getting out and about a bit. Went to a SXSW fundraiser at Platform not long ago which was pretty good. Cairn String quartet have been invited along to Huston, Texas for the SXSW festival. As anyone who has been invited will know being asked is only the… Continue reading Cairn string quartet
I love Celtic Connections time. It really chases away the January blues and is a great excuse to get out and about, have a drink and see some amazing world music. The festival started yesterday and today will be my first gig, Mull Historical Society at the Arches, I’ve only ever been to a gig… Continue reading It’s started…
That’s the decorations down, everyone trooped off to work, school, whatever else, and made it through the most depressing day of the year. I spent Christmas and new year on the rock drinking, eating and merrymaking as only the Christmas season allows you to do. Being on the rock also meant lots of rain, even… Continue reading New year, new blog.