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June 2, 2016

The 1st of June was the grand finale of our TRANSPLANTED project with the children in p. 5 and p.6 at Carntyne Primary School. We spent the first part of the morning rehearsing each group in turn, making sure everyone remembered which instrument they had to play when,...

May 12, 2016

Another beautiful morning greeted us- we're beginning to think it is always sunny at Carntyne Primary School!  The children were as enthusiastic as ever in warm up games designed to strengthen inner rhythm and ensemble playing as we passed a pulse round the circle. Thi...

October 28, 2015


One performance experience in particular stands out from my time as a student at the (then) RSAMD- playing Claude Vivier's Piece pour Violoncello et Piano in the college's contemporary music festival. It is a very powerful piece, but the main reason I have such a stro...

October 18, 2015


The tagline "space to create" couldn't be more apt for Crear-as soon as you leave the A83 and wind along the single-track road past pebbly beaches and basking seals, the Crear magic starts to take hold.


Alice and I have just spent 4 days there, and once again it provi...

October 20, 2014

The East coast leg of our TRANSPLANTED tour saw us perform in two very different venues.


On Saturday 18th October we travelled to the wonderful Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh for a performance in their lecture theatre. The RGBE have been supportive throughout the p...

July 3, 2014

I am currently down in the Lake District and Nara (my 18 month little girl) and I have just spent a very enjoyable afternoon exploring the garden here. As she presented me with a daisy it struck me how overlooked these beautiful little flowers are. Thought I'd do a bit...

May 21, 2014

Scottish Baroque composer James Oswald may not be a household name today, but in his lifetime he achieved great fame and fortune and rose from humble beginnings in Fife to earn the title of court chamber composer to King George III, no mean feat.  


He was born in Crail...

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