September Summary


Hi aye and apologies, once more, for the continuing neglect of my news feed. I suspect my neglect is only matched by the ambivalence of the wider online world but, then again, perhaps ambivalence is no bad thing in this day and age. (On that note, you may want to check out this BBC Radio 4 programme “The Courage of Ambivalence” I listened to last week - interesting stuff!)

Cò-dhiù, I’ve had a rather enjoyable summer between getting married and all the usual festival shenanigans with Mànran, travelling all over Scotland plus a few gigs in France and Germany for good measure. I also managed a jaunt to the west coast of the United States for week’s teaching at the wonderful Fèis Seattle (see below) and a gig celebrating 20 years of the redoudtable Northern California Camanachd: California’s number one shinty team!

Now, further down this page I mentioned the work I’ve been doing this year on the soundtrack of an ITV period drama. “Sanditon” is now broadcasting on ITV (or STV if you’re fortunate enough to live on the pro-EU side of Hadrian’s Wall) and, with the previous cloak of secrecy now lifted, I can share a couple of photos of yours truly bedecked in Regency finery. Enjoy! The recording process for the soundtrack is now coming to an end but it’s been a fabulous experience working with and learning from some of the best musicians, engineers and composers in the Film & TV soundtrack business.