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Bingo!

By David Francis
If you’d like to have a go at a game of ‘Buzzword Bingo’ this blog might not be a bad place to begin. We’ll start with the current government’s aim of ‘creating a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through sustainable economic growth’. You can almost see the curl on Gordon Brewer’s lip already, and you yourself may want to coin an observation involving Maw and her apple pie.

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Nothing dates more than contemporary music

By David Francis
This holiday I’ve been rooting around my old cassettes and LPs and dusting off some items that haven’t been heard for many the long day. Most of the folk/ trad items are from the mid 80s, round about the time that I really got the bug, and some of them were much cherished in their time.

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Trad Talk 2011

The first Trad Talk conference in Dundee attracted just short of 60 delegates from all parts of Scotland, representing all different kinds of traditional music activity. There were educators, activists, organisers, and musicians who enjoyed a busy day (too busy some might say) of presentations and discussion.

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